This t-shirt goes with a song I wrote called "I'm A Good Person T-shirt" that wryly sheds light on the issue of virtue signaling.LISTEN HERE
It's my hope to boost awareness about the shortcomings of performative allyship.Anti-racism must be a sustained pursuit of uncovering and taking apart hidden prejudices, and, with raised awareness, slowly improving one's actions and thinking in their day-to-day life to effect change.
Here's the story behind this:
Like a lot of people, following the murder of George Floyd, it was clear to me that I ought to be doing something more actionable to support the BLM movement, but I also felt like whatever I did would be perceived as merely virtue signaling: it seems you're kind of damned if you do, damned if you don't.
So I stopped and took a step back. I stopped trying to center myself on social media and whatnot and just pondered. What can I do, given the skills and resources that I have, to make a positive difference? And then it hit me: I can write a song!
So I wrote a song. I wrote a song that is true to the perspective and experience of a trying-to-care white America: "I'm A Good Person T-shirt". It conveys the message of this pitiably earnest white America almost perfectly.CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SONG
"Hey buddy, don't tell me I'm part of the problem! I'm a good person, and I even bought this t-shirt to prove it!"