This tweet has stuck with me for a bit, but not because of its topic, and it comes back to my mind in the context of listening to marginalized people (specifically, white people listening to black people):
The gist, in my mind, being: yes, the world isn’t perfect and never has been (although you might think it was, at some point in the past), and “we” (the people you need to be listening to) have been working to make it better all along, without ever giving up hope. (That’s the collective “we”, not a bunch of individuals. Individuals do indeed give up hope, but the group doesn’t.)
And it gets tossed off as an aside, a matter of course, something not even worth dwelling on.
Maybe I’m doing the Magical Negro thing, but I choose to be inspired.