Privilege, Humility and Freedom of Thought: Honest and Unexpected Lessons From DfID’s International Citizen Service Programme.
During the last three months of 2017, I undertook the government’s International Citizen Service (ICS) programme with Restless Development where I lived and worked in Mukalashi – a rural Zambian community built predominantly of mud hut houses. 1,035 more words
White privilege; benefits entrenched in a society which apply to those who simply do not have an overabundance of melanin in their skin pigmentation. This is the norm in Western nations, whilst in a predominantly Black society I find it perturbing that it is also the preponderant influence over social status. 1,425 more words
By the age of seven, Austin Channing had come to expect confusion from people hearing her name for the first time. One day, after a particularly exhausting encounter with a white librarian who refused to believe her library card was really hers, Austin went to her mother and demanded an explanation. 767 more words