What is the Most Important Thing White Americans Don’t Know About Race?

That they have one.

I knew enough to check off “white” on forms, but I had no idea how being white had influenced my life experiences and outcomes. Though I could have given you examples of when and how I experienced being a female, being a New Englander, and so forth, I would have been at a loss to articulate how being white had shaped my perceptions and experiences. It turns out that this is the first step for any white person trying to assess and address racism and the inequities it creates.


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  1. Thank you for your courage and for teaching us to always look towards the light in us.
    Thank you for reminding all of us that we are ONE and must learn to treat each other fairly and with genuine respect.
    Thank you for living your truth and for setting the example for all of us.

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