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Charged Representations is Courtney Harge's regular column on The Clyde Fitch Report. There she discusses issues of race, theater, representation and identity at the intersection of arts and politics.

A Letter to Well-Meaning White People

Dear Well-Meaning White People:

I need you to pick fights.

I am not talking about physical altercations: I am not in the business of inciting violence. I’m talking about calling out your Uncle Ted and/or not letting Grandma slide with that casual racist dig. I’m talking about no longer avoiding discussing the election with your relatives to “keep the peace.” I’m talking about standing up to that buddy from college who works in Silicon Valley and hides his internalized racism under machismo and Libertarianism.

I’m saying that what you may call “manners” looks a great deal like apathy and apathy contributes to getting some of us killed.

Save a life: have an awkward conversation.

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A rally against school integration in 1959. Don't be these people. Be better than these people.

A rally against school integration in 1959. Don't be these people. Be better than these people.