See me not my white skin

Susanna Lee,
Roanoke, IN.

I have lived in a world of “white privilege” my entire life. I didn’t ask for it, I did nothing to earn it; my skin is white, but my blood is Cherokee Indian, French-Canadian, Mediterranean-Italian, German, and Irish. As a youth of the Reagan era, I benefited from this “white privilege”, naively. I fully reject it. I love all people, but don’t always feel this love in return because they don’t see me, they see the color of my skin – white.

 

See me not my white skin

Susanna Lee,
Roanoke, IN.

I have lived in a world of “white privilege” my entire life. I didn’t ask for it, I did nothing to earn it; my skin is white, but my blood is Cherokee Indian, French-Canadian, Mediterranean-Italian, German, and Irish. As a youth of the Reagan era, I benefited from this “white privilege”, naively. I fully reject it. I love all people, but don’t always feel this love in return because they don’t see me, they see the color of my skin – white.

See me not my white skin

Susanna Lee,
Roanoke, IN.

I have lived in a world of “white privilege” my entire life. I didn’t ask for it, I did nothing to earn it; my skin is white, but my blood is Cherokee Indian, French-Canadian, Mediterranean-Italian, German, and Irish. As a youth of the Reagan era, I benefited from this “white privilege”, naively. I fully reject it. I love all people, but don’t always feel this love in return because they don’t see me, they see the color of my skin – white.

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