"Until you get to know black people, their lives and their experiences in America, you can never begin to understand what they face and have experienced under this brutal system of apartheid we’ve created in this nation."
Absolutely true. And they cannot begin to understand the things that I understand about this society. Well, actually, I have a big lead over many people, both white and black, solely because I've been around a lot longer and so have built up a larger base of knowledge.
"Educate yourself and, most of all, shut up and listen."
First, the racists in our society have zero interest educating themselves and won't listen. I think that you are addressing these comments to entirely the wrong audience. Try presenting these ideas on something like Fox News.
I myself have been educating myself for many years. I have developed a hypothesis for a strategy that might be more effective than the primary strategy, which is to shame the racism out of its adherants. While this strategy has had some some success, I fear that it is reaching its upper limits, and that other factors are making the situation worse without actually affecting racism.
I wrote up the hypothesis (complete with simple diagrams! 😀) and posted it here: