Be aware of those who say “now is not the time”. Notice who decries “this is not the way”. Remember who wants you to change how you speak of injustice so that it’s more palatable for them to hear. Recognize who discredits your fears because they are not their own. Understand that all of this is just another way to demand your silence.
One thing we must do if we are actively committed to anti-racism and the unlearning that this vital work requires is being able to fully examine our own personal implicit biases. Individual racism isn’t just about torch burning or hate-filled violence. It’s also about tackling the quiet, often unquestioned perceptions that uphold racist systems, attitudes, behaviours and actions.
The purpose of [un]·learning isn't about forgetting what you know, or about being wrong, it's a conscious move towards critically examining what influences our expectations, behaviours and beliefs -- about ourselves and other people -- and seeks to challenge what may explicitly or implicitly lie behind them.