How to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (if you’re white)

I want to write about the MLK holiday. There are several thoughts angling into my brain on this one. It’s probably best if I just lay them all out there at once. I deeply admire Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all that he stood for. I know that he was a freedom fighter, a philosopher, a preacher, a non-violent resister of oppression. I’ve studied … Continue reading How to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (if you’re white)

More Thoughts on White Privilege

I’ve had many thoughts on white privilege lately. This is in addition to those admissions I made earlier (here). In no particular order… I’ve identified some hallmarks of white privilege Ability to provide simple answers to complex matters. (i.e. “He shouldn’t have pushed that store owner.”) Propensity for nitpicking details of an occurrence while disregarding larger trends that lead to such occurrences. (i.e. playing the … Continue reading More Thoughts on White Privilege