In short, we’ve forgotten what white privilege really means—which is all of this, all at once. And if we stand behind the belief that recognizing white privilege is integral to the anti-bias work of white educators, we must offer a broader recognition.
For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies: You have had the microphone for most of the time and it will be good to give the microphone to someone else who is living a different experience than your own. — Courtney Ariel
Research from Harvard University suggests that children as young as 3, when exposed to racism, tend to embrace it, although they might not understand.
It’s a common conversation these days: One person says, “Black lives matter.” Then another responds, “No, all lives matter.”
It’s also a complete misunderstanding of what the phrase “black lives matter” means. The person on the receiving end interprets the phrase as “black lives matter more than any other lives.”
"The point of Black Lives Matter isn't to suggest that black lives should be or are more important than all other lives. Instead, it’s simply pointing out that black people's lives are relatively undervalued in the US — and more likely to be ended by police — and the country needs to recognize that inequity to bring an end to it." — German Lopez
Warner Bros. makes Just Mercy available for free as education on ‘systemic racism.’