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What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

«As to you ‹being part of the problem›, trust me, nobody is mad at you for being white. Nobody. Just like nobody should be mad at me for being black. Or female. Or whatever. But what is being asked of you is to acknowledge that white privilege does exist and not only to treat people of races that differ from yours ‹with respect and humor›, but also to stand up for fair treatment and justice, not to let ‹jokes› or ‹off-color› comments by friends, co-workers, or family slide by without challenge, and to continually make an effort to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.» — Lori Lakin Hutcherson.



Published in Weekly Filet #305