Dear John: Letter to a would-be ally

Over the past few days, I’ve flip-flopped on whether or not to share this piece. For the time being, I’ve decided it’s here to stay.

I’ve been having a dialogue with a white male contact about racism and the current news cycle. In this piece, I’ve decided to name him John.

Recently, I approached John with a candid question related to Tom Cotton’s Op-Ed. I had read it, and was horrified. I didn’t think it should have been published in the first place.