Her article, titled "White Fragility Is Racial Violence," begins by saying, "White people, we are massively failing with our white fragility. When we are asked to do the very least in empathetic listening, we center entire conversations around our own feelings."
Shroyer continues, "As white people living in white supremacy we have the power to take that focus because society values our words more than those of people of color."
Get over your feelings about being called a racist, Shroyer writes, because if you're white, you've done something racist anyway. "The fact is, if you're white in America, you've likely said, thought, or done something racist," she states bluntly. "It's just a fact. We were all brought up in a white supremacist culture."
Stop being afraid of being called a racist and realize that you likely are one, she writes. "By resisting (or even embracing) fear, guilt and shame we can open ourselves up to conversations about race that actually create a deeper understanding," Shroyer adds.
Shroyer then calls on white people to end racism. "White people, we can do better. We can sit with our friends of color and feel our emotions without coopting [sic] their grief."
She then states that white people are still oppressing African Americans, writing, "We can do our own labor to educate ourselves, and find new sources of information to take the burden of our own ignorance off the people we have oppressed for centuries."
Ms. Shroyer ends her article, "We've got to do better. People are dying out here."