Posts tagged race analysis
"But I'm White!": Privilege and the Perception of Self

Any person of color involved in social justice movements and privilege theory will tell you that one of the most annoying responses to the question of white privilege is a white person sticking their nose in and saying, “NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE!” This is because such an action is simultaneously annoying, false, and derailing. I’ve learned to stay silent and listen during these discussions of white privilege, to assess my own privilege, and to learn from the voices and actions of others. Often, this self-assessment and listening leads me to realizations about myself and spurs me on to understand better my own power within a privileged and biased system.

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