Taught all wrong, now teaching others

2013-10-29-17.40.07Steve Jones,
Durham, NC.

I grew up in a segregated community and the concept that African-Americans (of course, not the word that was used) were inferior. It took a long time to get out of that mindset and even longer to acknowledge the privilege that comes with my white skin. It’s a privilege to be able to teach about race in the US today as a way of undoing what I experienced.

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  • alternatesteve2

    Good on you, Steve! I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors…..=)

  • barry irving

    …White skin is no better than any other. The notion of White culture or White people is a myth. Whites are an amalgamation of many European ethnicities…they’re not one same group. So your notion of your White skin is not based in reality except a created one!

    …White has not always meant the same thing…at least eight or more other so called ( today ) White nationalities were at one time considered lesser and NON WHITE. White Anglo Saxon Protestants were the original so called Whites. White has basically applied to any people who could pass for it and benefit from White privilege. If you want to teach truth…teach that!

 

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