White “Christians” worshipped God w/ slaves chained to pews.
If racists will enslave black people; racists can have black employees.
If you’re to press white individuals who try to defend themselves from charges of racism by claiming a black friend or relative; ask them to define friendship. Ask them if they’ve had black people over for dinner or shared vulnerability w/ them.
There is a picture commonly painted of Abolitionists that they were anti-racist. It’s hard to make this conclusion if you actually read their writings. White abolitionists believed blacks were image beaters but still believed they were inferior.
The idea that anti-slavery/Jim Crow = anti-racist has not only been perpetuated in our American School system, it has also been perpetuated through media... primarily film and tv. The White Savior narrative so common in stories promote it.
Blatant evil slave master/segregationist OR the anti slavery/segregationist. Narratives force audience to assume the latter is anti-racist.