I originally wanted to start this conversation by telling you how I am possibly the worst white woman in the room. I used to think that gave me the right to tell my story. Now I know it’s simply another way internalized white supremacy wanted to show up. White supremacy thinking gave me only two options: best or worst, winner or loser. If I couldn’t be the best white woman, I had to be the worst white woman. Now I am learning I have another option: human.

From “Recovering Racists: Dismantling White Supremacy and Reclaiming Our Humanity” by Idelette McVicker