11-Step Guide to Understanding Race, Racism, and White Privilege
Following Charlottesville, I can no longer keep track of all of the great lists of race-related resources out there, but far harder to find is a structured way of processing the wealth of information on these difficult topics. It requires guidance.
What does a week of compiling racist incidents that went viral reveal? For one, the incidents show that racism, even in its most hateful forms, is ubiquitous, popping “progressive” bubbles and transcending national borders. Together, they clarify what continues to elude much of White America: ending racism is primarily a white person’s responsibility.
White Americans have the privilege to grow up without “The Talk,” but that doesn’t mean they should grow up without a talk. I’ve even readied some talking points for this urgent conversation.
There are solutions to the persistent and egregious racial disparities in public education. Here’s one we need to fight for, one that benefits both marginalized and privileged students.
Much has been written about White Privilege–so much that I was hesitant to add yet another article on the topic. But current events made a compelling case to revisit it, which I tried to do through my latest Everyday Feminism article.
It’s finally here: the story of the Seattle Race Curriculum Controversy in print (at least 1700 words of it, anyway).
The movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. I compiled this list to help White Americans do so.