“White privilege is an absence of the consequences of racism. An absence of structural discrimination, an absence of your race being viewed as a problem first and foremost.”
― Reni Eddo-Lodge
Equity Challenge Week 1 Wednesday
10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Exists in Every Aspect Imaginable (10 Minute Read)
Read this article to get a glimpse into life changing lessons on White Privilege.
How Privileged are You? (5 Minute Read)
Take this BuzzFeed quiz to see how privileged you are compared to other quiz takers.
Who Gets to Be Afraid in America* (9 Minute Read)
“Americans don’t see me, or Ahmaud Arbery, running down the road—they see their fear.” -Ibram X Kendi
A piece written by Ibram X Kendi, Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. This piece articulates the relationship between black people and American perceptions of them
Deconstructing White Privilege (20:01)
Robin DiAngelo is the author of “What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy “ and has been an anti-racist educator and has heard justifications of racism by white men and women in her workshops for over two decades. This justification, which she calls “white fragility,” is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation.
Chelsea Handler on White Privilege (25 Minute Listen)
Last year, comedian Chelsea Handler made a documentary on Netflix called, Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea, where she explored the idea of white privilege. Which happens to be a thing that a lot of people are talking about again… right now, in 2020.
Sam Sanders talks to Chelsea about what she’s learned since then, her latest book — Life Will Be the Death of Me…and You Too! — and coming to terms with both her own white privilege during the protests… and herself, in therapy.