Systemic Racism and White Ignorance: White Privilege

I've seen a lot of social media posts from white people saying they have not experienced white privilege.  I have also received scathing letters from relatives explaining all the reasons why white privilege doesn't apply to them. Yet some whites are calling out white privilege and circulating #blacklivesmatter content on social media with a vengeance.Why do… Continue reading Systemic Racism and White Ignorance: White Privilege

Systemic Racism and White Ignorance: a Deep-Seated Coexistence

"This was a nice town before the blacks took over." I heard this phrase more times than I can count growing up in the southern United States. As a kid, I didn't think much about it. As an educated adult, I'm appalled. Crime statistics are quoted repeatedly to justify the use of this phrase, and… Continue reading Systemic Racism and White Ignorance: a Deep-Seated Coexistence