We both knew it meant something—for us as well as for our children—although at the time, I’m not sure either of us knew exactly what. Things like: * The ability to get a pass from a professor with little question asked after he missed an exam.
In Tim Wise’s book, White Like Me, he talks about the privileges he received from being white.
What will happen to her when she does these things, when she isn’t seen with the invisible sleeve of white privilege? It is the reward we get for being white in a society that has historically used skin color as a determination for societal status. I know now that there were situations where had I been a woman of color, perhaps I would not have been so lucky.
While I listened to the people who said racism still existed, before Annika was born, I never really felt it for certain until I began to raise a daughter. I think about all the really immature and irresponsible things I did as a teenager/young adult. Perhaps I would have been abused or ignored because I would not have the shield of white privilege.
He is the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, and a political commentator for The Young Turks.
Previously, he was a contributing writer for Daily Kos.
One campaign raised funds to build an orphanage in Bonneau, Haiti.
a charity site that used voting to select a particular person's story and then raise money for that story until its goal was met.
Then he grabbed my daughter like a chicken and told his daughter to hit her!And since, I have reflected upon it many, many times, wondering exactly what it meant. But the first thing we see about people is the color of their skin. There are many other things that have to do with white privilege.“If you put our daughters in a group of black children, nobody would ever guess they were biracial.” Both of our girls have skin tones similar to the average African American. These are just the beginning of what I worry about. And it never occurred to me that anything terrible might happen to me if I were caught.The lady who was supposed to be looking after the children was not there; I told them to sit with us and not play, I didn’t want to entertain the children because kids will be kids.After a while they left to go back to the playroom, I thought it would be fine but they came back and said that the other girl had slapped my daughter.That was the case earlier this week when The Gospel Coalition posted an article entitled, When God Sends Your White Daughter a Black Husband A mother was compelled to renegotiate what she believed about race and God when her white daughter began dating a black man. Parents typically assume any new injury is sports-related, but when a black man enters the life of a white woman, those assumptions get trumped.