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Response to Doodley (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 05:27 PM

11. I am sorry your life has been difficult. That sucks and you have my sympathies.

However this article is about how white privilege owns every place, and we need to remind ourselves about it. It is not about the individual it is about a systemic white supremacist society that is embedded in our cultures, through Empire in Britain and the history of a countries wealth and governance in America built on slavery, and from that how our governments, our laws, our education systems and our criminal justice systems, to name just a few, have been designed, developed and embedded over generations by white men, for white men. That is just a fact. However hard your life has been that does not mitigate the second or third class status of people of colour, or that the system is stacked against them. It is difficult sometimes to empathise with this, as a white woman of privilege it is my job, as an ally of the community, to check in and make sure that I am actively mindful of this on an every day basis. Stating I am not a racist is not enough. Anti-racists who live a life of white privilege need these reminders, however mindful we might be. I thought it an excellent article in this regard.

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