and to act accordingly. Shame can be paralyzing.
Acknowledging that it exist and its a problem that needs to be fixed is a start.
Well-meaning white people dont have to be ashamed of it. Youre using a system the way its built. Its not your fault. It was built long before any of us were born. I just ask that you help correct the issue.
It would be your fault (and Im using your generally) if you know that white privilege exist and pretend it doesnt. If would be your fault if youre helping to keep a system based on white supremacy in place because it works for you. It doesnt help to say its capitalism or the free markets that white people generally are more well off or are more like to have economic security or higher social status over people of color.
being white. It's not like anybody gets to choose who they are. Nobody needs to be ashamed of having means. There's no inherent fault in being who you are or what you have, the fault is in not using it in a supportive, positive way.
that we have benefitted from white privilege at the expense of all people of color and throw that entire practice concept out and demand and work for true equality for all races.
Its time to change our institutional norms. I always thought Equal Opportunity was helping level the playing field to some extent but then the Republicans stopped it, supposedly because it wasnt needed anymore. I knew at the time that stopping it would create the problems we have now. And sure enough.
And Im squarely on the side of Restitution. Whites created the problems were in the throes of grappling right now. We have to do much more than just stop the causes of poverty and inequality.
I am FEELING something. It feels like shame. I don't know what to name it.