I grew up in a white racist family.
Growing up black in a white family felt like I was living in two different worlds. I thought I was better than people of color because of my white heritage, but I was also the victim of racism.
As I entered college, I was faced with my own internalized racism. I learned that I harbored racist beliefs due to my upbringing.
Radical feminist consciousness raising helped me confront my own internalized racism. I was able to let go of my white racist identity and embrace my black anti-racist identity.
As a result of my own transformation, I was inspired to become a social worker in order to become a change agent and fight against social injustice.