In a few months, I will be put to a friendship test I have never before passed.
One of the earliest lessons I learned when I was a Little Beast was that you can’t call everyone your friend. I mean, you can if you want, but it’s a bad idea. Know why? A friend is someone who meets your personal standard of friendship.
I want to talk about The Good White Friend, or what I call the white person who gets it. Like any other job or responsibility, being a GWF is a heavy task to bear and is, as I’ll detail later, more often than not a thankless one, but it is a necessary role for whom we POC are always looking for more applicants.