Ahead of the February release of the comic collection “Your Black Friend and Other Strangers,” writer and illustrator Ben Passmore and animators Krystal Downs and Alex Krokus dropped a short on Sunday (January 21) that explains exactly how it feels when so-called woke White people opt not to stand up to the racism of their peers.

The animated mini-film features a Black man overhearing an… interesting conversation in a coffee shop that brings into sharp focus the battle Black people fight every day to be seen and heard as human. The 120-page book it’s based on will tackle race, mass incarceration, gentrification and more.