Yep, I’ve also run into repeatedly that my objections against abuse were considered a mere expression of something being wrong with me. We are the most tolerant people in the world so if you disagree with that, then that’s simply because there is something wrong with you.
Having people like Boris Johnson in charge makes matters worse. Finding people who are willing to listen and help change things can make a big difference. They do exist.
It’s not “just” about racism. It’s all connected.
How we treat each other, how we treat others that look or behave slightly differently and also how we treat non-human animals.
I am not saying you have to be infallible. We’re all only human. We all have our bad days.