Privilege is the unearned benefits and advantages assigned to certain identity groups that come because of institutionalized oppression. White privilege is the particular form of privilege that has been intentionally developed in the United States to resolve the conflict between a constitution that states “all men are created equal” and the oppression of native Americans… Continue reading Living with Privilege
I’ve been reading through Frances Kendall’s Understanding White Privilege as part of a Christian formation class at Twin City Bible Church. Here are my notes and excerpts from the first two chapters of this excellent book that especially caught my attention. In the prefix of Understanding White Privilege, Frances Kendall states: “The book provides a… Continue reading Understanding White Privilege by Frances Kendall, Chps. 1 & 2
Those who would learn to serve must first learn to think little of themselves … Only those who live by the forgiveness of their sin in Jesus Christ will think little of themselves in the right way. They will know that their own wisdom completely came to an end when Christ forgave them. – Dietrich… Continue reading Race, White Privilege, and the Christian
When the discussion is about race, it easily becomes about the problems people of color face. It’s also easy to slip into colorblind objectives unless we actively stress the systemic inequality that is part of our racialized society and institutional oppression. When the topic of discussion is about white privilege, we instead focus on the… Continue reading Is it really about race?
I was looking for a good reading on white privilege for one of my classes and came across two interesting explanations. The first is by Tim Wise (full post at http://redroom.com/member/tim-wise/blog/this-is-your-nation-on-white-privilege-updated): For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list… Continue reading Two Explanations of White Privilege