Mar 31, 2012

There seems to be no group more uncomfortable talking about race then White people. So in light of this, MSNBC host Dr. Melissa Harris Perry decided to come up with a set of rules to help White people navigate the racial road when it comes to the Tragedy involving Trayvon Martin.

Here's Melissa's Top Six Rules:

1. It's OK to Say Black

2. Black is always an adjective never a noun

3. Don't mention that you have Black friends, or relatives

4. Take your time and think before you speak

5. Remember that you are White

6. Silence is golden

Watch the her explanation of the rules in the video below:

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  1. You know, I was all prepared to object to rule number 6: Silence is Golden. I really was. Then I watched the video. And got it. Not the kind of silence that can be mistaken for lack of interest or lack of agreement - but the kind where you listen.

  2. Thank you so much Dr. MHP!I have been so interested in "helping" white folks have the talk- check their whiteness.. Your list is part of my display at Artomatic in Crystal City this month.Let's get started!Do our part and discover our real selves!Judith Claire WDC