Sydney says she’s a white ally who is “sick and tired” of seeing Black people murdered for merely existing. She says she believes every white person “has to take accountability and acknowledge that racism is part of our cultural past.”

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“My skin is not a shield against hardship. It’s just an absence of melanin,” says Katie, a YouTuber whose video entitled Why We Should Never Apologize For Our Race went viral. Katie says she is “sick and tired” of people telling her she’s racist.

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Watch the video above to hear more from each woman’s perspective, then check out this Dr. Phil Digital extra: why Katie says she refuses to feel guilty for being white.

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