Can fair-minded people still unwittingly support racism? The answer is yes…

This won’t be news to many, but living in a racist society (in which there is systematic and institutionalized racial discrimination) means that all individuals are implicated in certain inequalities.  And, as repeatedly confirmed by sound statistical measures, being identified racially as white in the U.S. means that one will experience more overall privilege than otherwise.

Here is a great article about how to live with this reality without simply feeling guilty or helpless.  The author writes:  “the problems we face as women are often the problems we create as white people.”

Untangling that sentence sets into motion some great thinking.  Read the rest of the piece:  5 Ways White Feminists Can Address Our Own Racism | by Sarah Milstein.

Writer:  aj

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