FOR WHITES (LIKE ME): on white kids

Dear parents of white children, I vote that we strike the following from our parental lexicon: “Everybody is equal.” “We’re all the same underneath our skin.” I realize this is counterintuitive. But I’m completely serious. These statements are so abstract they’re mostly meaningless when handed to a seven (or even seventeen) year-old. That’s at best. … Continue reading

“White Privilege” is Not Enough

More than forty years after the advent of Black Liberation Theology, Trayvon Martin’s predator and murderer walked. More than twenty years after critical studies of whiteness began to gain traction among justice-committed academics Trayvon Martin’s predator and murderer walked. Free. Went home. I feel frozen. Caught tight between the demand for an endless flow of … Continue reading

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