Let’s talk about Racial gaslighting. We’re sharing this post from @coach_angie.marie so we can all learn more about this.
From Angie, “Racial gaslighting refers to the act of psychological manipulation that occurs when POC are left to question their sanity when non-POC attempts to deny or diminish racialized experiences or racism of all forms. These statements are prime examples of what this looks/sounds like— but this list is not exhaustive. True allies do not think this way or utter these statements or anything close to them. Period. POC have been psychologically manipulated and (physically) tortured enough; don’t inflict yet another wound by questioning our very real, very valid, and very painful experiences.”
What Racial gaslighting terms have you heard recently? Are you speaking up when you hear this? What kind of conversations are you having?