I Am White Privilege

For the next four weeks, I will be re-sharing some of my most read blog posts. This one developed out of the literature and research I was exposed to in my degree program, as well as observations I made (mostly within church culture). It is the first of five posts on the topic.

A Second Time Paul

I am white privilege.

I may not wish to acknowledge it, but the fact remains.

I have opportunities available to me simply because I am a member of the dominant race in my particular culture.

I can always find opportunities to be in groups of people of my race.

I can be fairly certain that when I need to move, I will find affordable housing in a neighborhood where I feel comfortable.

I can expect that the curriculum my children will be exposed to (and that I grew up with) will largely tell stories of people of our race.

I can be hired by an affirmative action employer without people accusing me of getting the job because I am white.

I have been able to avoid certain uncomfortable situations simply because I am a member of the dominant race in my particular culture.

I can go shopping without having peopleā€¦

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