quick link: explaining away prejudice

I wanted to share a link today from Stuff White People Do, about explaining away racist incidents, which I was looking for the other day in relation to a post I wrote. This is applicable to sexist incidents as well. People fish for excuses for people they don’t even know—maybe he was in a bad mood, maybe he didn’t realize it came off that way, maybe he just didn’t like you as a person and it had nothing to do with your gender, etc., etc. Believe it or not, as a woman I am perfectly capable of identifying sexism.

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