In the Wake of George Floyd: A Reflection on Racialized Labor and White Fragility
Keywords:people of color, racial battle fatigue , racism, therapy
Racialized labor is a term I coined to describe the work Black college students must do to navigate predominantly White environments—but racialized labor isn’t just limited to college students. In this reflection, I apply the phenomenon of racialized labor to my own life, and I connect the concept of racialized labor to White fragility to generate mindfulness for White colleagues and allies. I hope to help everyone better recognize and name the often-invisible work of racialized labor in the lives of people of color and help to ease that burden.
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