Hi! That’s a really good question, one I honestly don’t think I’m qualified to answer but I’ll try anyways?
So personally I don’t believe it is possible to be a non racist white person. Racism, and race itself, is a social construct that is used by governments and society to systematically oppress people of colour and elevate white people above everyone else. This means that white people are going to have certain advantages in life just because they are white, and this is called white privilege. In my opinion, white privilege is a part of racism, and anyone who directly benefits from it (as in white people) cannot say that they are not racist. Racism is a lot more than just calling someone a derogatory slur on the streets or writing a rant about someone else’s race. It is much more subvert than that, and deeply ingrained into how society makes people think and see people of colour. It’s the fact that white people are able to walk on the streets without being labelled as a thug or a terrorist or a boat person. It’s the fact that white people are able to get away with petty crime at a much higher rate than black people are. It’s the fact that white people aren’t shot down on the streets by police officers at an alarmingly horrific rate every day. Even if you are white and aware of the various stigmas against POC and micro aggressions, you are still directly benefiting from the oppression of us, and therefore directly benefiting from racism.
Also I don’t think that anyone is truly not racist. Maybe a newborn baby who hasn’t been exposed to the toxic views of the world around them? Like I said, racism is something that our current societies support and uphold and you cannot go your entire life without absorbing the ideals of said society through the media, your friends, even your family who would’ve been raised with the same oppressive beliefs. Sadly, even POC are taught to have internalised racism and hate themselves for not being white, and really unless they go through the discovery of being a POC and learning about the systems put in place to make us feel that way, they’ll go their entire lives hating themselves.
In short, racism is rampant in everyone’s lives. I don’t think white people can be not racist because they will always be intrinsically linked to the oppression of POC, and society breeds everyone to be racist but it is our job to fight back against those ingrained beliefs and the system that makes racism exist in the first place.
this was a clusterfuck of a reply I’m sorry! If anyone has a better answer to this question feel free to go ahead and make me look like an ass