Privilege just because I am white.

image3 (4)Lisa Culver,
Arlington, VA.

Trying to find my place in the movement of #blacklivesmatter but feeling the activities want us (whites) to be almost seperate but equal. I want to be included. Programs are for Dear White Allies and it this doesn’t feel inclusive. I will continue to look for ways to facilitate dialogue at all teachable moments and participate in larger planned events that feel right to me. This is my country, I am accountable, and I must strive to affect change that leads to respect for all.

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  • barry irving

    …there is no automatic entry into any movement…you have to be familiar and gain acceptance for obvious reasons. to assume that you have a place is actuall an example of assumed privilege because of “your” feeling. This is not about your feelings of participation, contribution or accountability…it is about concern for Police Brutality and denial of due process which most European Americans have difficulty acknowledging. You can affect change by dealing with your own assumptions and Societal Indoctrination ( which you surely have…every one does) and other European Americans who cannot see past assumed privilege, a corrupted sense of free speech and insensitivity to the context ad history of these societal issues!

    …when you go into a movement with expectations, you start on the wrong foot!

    …Attitudes Matter too!

  • barry irving

    …your dad and sisters?

 

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