Dear White People: Our State of Emergency
As you know, a pre-emptive State of Emergency has been called in Ferguson, Missouri as the country waits to hear if officer Darren Wilson will be charged with the murder of Michael Brown.
Let’s focus on another State of Emergency for a moment.
Like me, you are the beneficiary of unearned white privilege. I’m not going to insult your intelligence, nor should you insult other members of this club we were born into, by cataloguing the laundry list of data that point to the clear fact that, taken as a whole, people who are or who present as white, experience privileges that are regularly denied to people who do not present as white.
It is a fact. Deal with it.
It is from that place of privilege that you and I will watch events unfold when the grand jury comes back…
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