Sunday, September 04, 2005

White People's Burden

So lately I find myself having conversations about white privilege with white folks. It's made me very tired. I've often wondered if there were any white folks out there writing or teaching about this stuff themselves? Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples have been saying the same things for decades, centuries, and we are getting no where fast. I've come to the conclusion that this is a conversation, an exercise in self-discovery, so to speak, that white folks will have to help each other through. People of color can give the occasional comment, help to ensure that things are on track, but for the most part, step back and let white folks use the plethora of resources that already exist to educate themselves.

Well, the universe heard me, and i'd like to share the answer Ireceived. Thank you AlterNet for posting the story....


http://alternet.org/rights/24745/

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