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From: What's Up With White Women


Defense Reversal

Fighting for Crumbs: Sexism Versus Racism

I Got This

Take What I Want and Leave the Rest

I Love Your People

That’s Not What I Meant!

Helpful and Nice Aggression

Please Join, as Long as You Make Me Feel Good

Physically Defending Ourselves

But I’m a Good Anti-Racist: Defensiveness Toward People of Color

Final Thoughts

Feeling Defense

Strategic Questions for Defense



Ilsa Govan

Tilman Smith is an educator, consultant, facilitator, and activist focused on racial justice, white privilege, internalized sexism, and internalized white superiority. She lives in Seattle, WA.

Tilman Smith

Ilsa Govan is an anti-racist facilitator, consultant, leadership coach, activist, and the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, which has helped countless organizations put their vision of racial equity into practice. She lives in Seattle, WA.