The Mental Warrior
Stance: I don’t get skeptics, and I often don’t engage them.
Description: Perplexed, seething, but cautious.
Motto: “I refuse to make things worse.”
It really bothers you when people show they doubt that racism against people of color is a real problem. You can’t identify with this thinking. But it is very unclear what makes sense to do, since you don’t want to make the gulf you and them bigger by talking about it. Usually, you do not wade into what feels like a quagmire.
Two Growth Edge Questions
Have you ever felt compassion for someone who held racism-skeptical views?
- How difficult would it be to occasionally respond to racial skepticism by offering a question about experiences that formed the person’s views?
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