Wednesday, April 04, 2007

a must-read for all white people & parents

Just discovered a great blog thanks to

This post, Helplessness of white people, is a must-read for all white people. We, white people, need to educate ourselves and each other about racism and white privilege. I totally agree!

I've heard countless times from people of color that they are sick of being put in the situation of having to educate white people about racism and privilege. It's an additional load on top of the racism people of color have to deal with. We, whites, need to take ownership of white supremacy and privilege. I am new to the struggle, but I realize at least that much. And check it out. There is so much already available, in the form of blogs, for example, for us to learn from. All we need to do, just to begin, is to take a little initiative instead of expecting information or validation to be served on a silver platter. We can read and learn and think without putting people on the spot or just being plain abnoxious. That isn't too much to ask, is it?

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