Daniel Radcliffe discussing how he has racist friends but not to end a friendship over their racist beliefs is exactly why we have a hard time trusting to white “allies” and why we are sick and tired of hearing the white ‘allies’ to talk about how they aren’t racist.
The exact quote from Radcliffe is: “And I am still friends with them because I don’t think that friendship should be in this direction.”
And as… That’s exactly what we mean when we talk about how being an ally means that you must actively help dismantle racism, including within your communities and with other whites. If you never said “but I’m not a racist so what do you do?’ then this shit here is the kiss you’re supposed to do.
Do pretend like your white friends holding racist beliefs is just something minor you disapprove as what toppings are better on pizza or if Coke is better than Pepsi is, to be honest, fucking disgusting.
And if you think that break a friendship against racism goes too far then you maybe to re – evaluate how much an ally you really are.
It is a privilege huge fucking for racism to be simply a minor inconvenience for a friendship and I can guarantee you that your friends of color are asking how you can be an ally when stand you by and let your other friends to dehumanize actively their