'Am I racist?' You may not like the answer

Updated 10:53 AM ET, Sat June 20, 2020

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(CNN)The George Floyd protests have forced many White Americans to consider tough questions about race. But the most difficult question may be the one they're asking themselves.

Google says searches for the term, "Am I racist," have spiked in recent weeks to an all-time high. Floyd's death at the hands of a White police officer has sparked a racial awakening in the US. Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has surged, and White people are snapping up books like "How to Be an Antiracist" and "White Fragility."
But a Google search and a few books can only go so far in answering such a complex and loaded query.
So CNN called some activists, psychologists and historians and asked them: How would you help White people answer that question?

First, let's define racism