Token Black Friends, Now is the Time To Speak Up

Now is the time for Token Black Friends to share their experiences of racism with their White friends.

Recently a White former co-worker at my old real estate firm sent me a video of looters fleeing a smashed Nike store, their hands filled with shoe boxes. His attached message read: Did you get Nikes, too, babe? (smileyface) When I replied that I felt hurt by his insinuation that I was a thief and that the incendiary event leading up to the looting was no laughing matter, he replied, patronizingly: “Dont