Disclaimer: Before I get into this blog, this is not about placing yourself or your loved ones in any danger. Please note, many of these incidents do not involve someone using a physical weapon but instead using tears and Whiteness as a weapon which can become deadly for the Black person involved in the incident. Last…Understanding The Stages of White Tears Part II- The White Bystander — WriteSomeShit
Here, the author at Write Some Sh*t outlines the several stages in a White Tears incident, and what actions you should take, should you encounter such an incident.
I just want to point out that the number one thing you should do if you encounter such an event is to AFFIRM THE REALITY OF THE BLACK PERSON. It shows them that not only is what they are experiencing real, but that other people see it, and know what’s happening. It is important not to come in on the side of the actor becasue that affirms their version of the event.