Happy Fourth of July everyone! On this Independence Day in which we celebrate the birth of a nation known as a mixing pot of a variety cultures, races, and religions, we invite you to learn about an issue that affects nearly all people in that mixing pot in one way or another. White privilege can be defined as “a set of advantages and/or immunities that white people benefit from on a daily basis beyond those common to others. It can exist without white people’s conscious knowledge of its existence and it contributes to maintaining a racial hierarchy in this country.” (Mount Holyoke College, 2003)
White Privilege: Let’s Talk is a webinar series in which five people of varying race, religion, and gender speak about white privilege from a variety of perspectives. They speak about their own experiences of white privilege in their lives and examine this issue in spiritual, political, and economic contexts. The last webinar of the series focuses on what we can do to combat white privilege and become an ally in the pursuit of racial equality.
We invite you to check out this series at this link. Please feel free to leave your comments and reactions to this series in the comments section of this post, as well as any recommendations you may have for a future Media Monday.
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