Learning from the gift of rage

We don’t mind “white rage.” It gets us, as whites, back in control. We can then call it “proper political discourse” or something nice like that.

Black rage? We, as whites, consider that dangerous.

Danté Stewart learned about Black rage, it’s precarious position in the U.S. culture, and how it helped him.

“When I stopped running from pain, rage showed up. And it taught me to seek freedom.

Rage revealed to me its cousin, courage, and the ways we need both for liberation. Courage to leave. The courage to refuse to believe what white people have said about me or have done to me. The courage to stare down white supremacy and be Black, love being Black, to fight for Black people.” Shoutin’ in the Fire (p.98)

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