In her latest YouTube video, Akilah Hughes of Akilah Obviously explains Racial Discussion Fatigue Syndrome (or RDFS) and how you can work through it. She asks, “Are you constantly having to explain why certain viewpoints are problematic?” If you’re reading this, I’m sure you can relate.
In her video description, Akilah writes, “The racial climate (sidenote: what a weird term) isn't always so great in America, and with the past two years being some of the bloodiest post civil-rights-era, you have to learn to take care of yourself and not lose your mind.”
Among her recommendations for how to work through RDFS are:
1. Delete people on Facebook.
2. Instead of responding [to trolls], retweet people who’ve already made your point.
Tune in to the video below to learn more about RDFS.
Deonna Anderson is Junior Editor at For Harriet. Follow her on Twitter @iamDEONNA.