The Top 10 Lies Keeping Us from Eradicating Racism

Originally published on Lefty Cartoons and republished here with their permission. 

“I can’t be racist!”

The people who say this often have good intentions – and a huge misunderstanding about how racism works. One of the biggest threats to our social justice work is the way oppression goes unnoticed in our day-to-day lives.

So here’s a comic that names ten of the top lies about racism for what they really are, so we can finally move past them.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. While in school, his political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award. His current comics project is my comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.