White privilege is a concept being talked about constantly in the news – particularly on the internet. I know it makes people uncomfortable. I know it makes people feel defensive. I used to feel that way too.
Since I’ve come to recognize and accept it, I’ve been accused of giving in to “white guilt”.
Here’s the thing – I don’t feel guilty. I feel responsible to participate in change. Big difference.
What is white privilege? It’s a Band-Aid. Literally. Have you ever looked at Band-Aids? Why are they that weird light beige color?
Skin color. So it blends in. But who’s skin?