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A Redneck's Reminder: Bringing Me Back to My Knapsack

As the video from the self-proclaimed former-racist redneck “Dixon White” is becoming viral, I can’t help but be reminded of the first time I encountered… 1,004 more words

There is no White Privilege

Both my children have now asked me, merely weeks apart about this “white privilege” they keep hearing about at school. My first question was of course, are you hearing this bullshit from your teachers? 985 more words


Does the “White Privilege” Umbrella cover Black and Biracial Children? (Survey included)

This is the first post I have written soliciting responses to a survey—so I’m stating it up front: At the end of this post is an actual, honest-to-goodness survey for those who are interested and who fit the demographics* I’m looking for. 766 more words

Cultural Context

Overcoming Racism - Understanding Black People (The Truth)

To understand what black people (at least in America) have in common, white people must recognize what we ourselves have in common: our privilege. From childhood, I knew I was privileged because Mother told me I was an aristocrat and better than even most other white people. 800 more words

Culture And Society

On the Trail Together: Confessing Resonances in Anti-Oppression Work

By Cara Curtis. Cara Curtis took part in Word & World’s 2011-2012 mentoring program. A former resident of Philadelphia, she now studies and centers her activism at Harvard Divinity School. 1,142 more words


Racial Discrimination Is Like Dust — Everywhere

Apparently racial discrimination is like dust — it’s everywhere and it’s difficult to get rid of.

A recently written article in the New York Times… 603 more words