Most of us know that racism can be a challenging topic for people to talk about; even with your spouse.
But the question that begs a deeper understanding here is why? Why is it uncomfortable or scary to sit down and talk about race with your best friend? There are many reasons, but let’s boldly look at a few, together.
Your spouse may not want to talk about racism with you because:
→ many people don’t want to sound disingenuous or insensitive, so they say nothing.
→ racism may be a firsthand experience for your spouse (or someone they know) and it may be difficult for them to re-live or put into words.
→ the history of many diverse communities is tied to a period of horrible acts such as slavery, torture and sexual abuse; many people are afraid it will turn into a “who suffered more” conversation and they fear their viewpoints will immediately become invalid or…