Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wanting A Better Life, More Than Life, Makes Me Black

“White privilege” is a term I first heard only a few years ago, and I’ve scoured websites to understand what it means. For readers as unfamiliar with the term as I was, read “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” by Peggy McIntosh. The article has helped me understand that simply by virtue of being white in a white-majority country, I enjoy benefits I’m not even aware of. In the aftermath of cases like Trayvon Martin’s, some of us whites are starting to get it. There is progress, albeit slow.

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