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Thu Sep 17, 2015, 02:54 PM

7. It's even worse than the persecuted Christian.

Tim Wise has written a number of books and articles that truly ought to be required reading for white folks. He's pointed out, in this interview for instance, that even in the early 1960s a vast majority of white people (80+%) thought black folks were treated the same as white folks and that black kids had the same educational opportunities as white kids. Ponder that for a moment as you recall the iconic images of fire hoses and barking dogs.

You can't get much more delusional than that, or so one might think...until you read what so many white folks have to say today about institutional racism and white privilege, and so-called "reverse racism." I couldn't take it any longer and was happy to discover that a group dedicated to addressing white privilege has recently started in the town where I live. I know that in Seattle a similar organization is more well-established, and could help those of you who are interested start something similar where you live. Here's a link to the organization's site: http://carw.org/. And you can seek out the nearest chapter of the NAACP and become a member, which is what I did and how I found out about the Racial Justice Organizing Committee in my area.

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