As white people, we can’t just declare ourselves to be non-racist or unbiased. The mere desire to be without racial bias doesn’t have the power to undo our racism acculturation.
Additionally, unconscious bias and racism aren’t erased by having black friends or relatives. The “my sister’s husband is Black, so I can’t be racist” is faulty rationale, because proximity to black people doesn’t miraculously undo generations of white supremacy acculturation.
Declaring ourselves non-racist or non-biased, while foregoing the ongoing work needed to deconstruct our racism acculturation is to deny our flawed cultural reality.
Who does that benefit?