Food for Thought Category: Systemic Racism Resource Center

Bob Stilger

My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

I truly thank you for wanting to understand what you are having a hard time understanding. Coincidentally, over the last few days I have been thinking about sharing some of the incidents of prejudice/racism I’ve experienced in my lifetime—in fact I just spoke with my sister Lesa about how to best do this yesterday—because I realized many of my friends—especially the white ones—have no idea what I’ve experienced/dealt with unless they were present (and aware) when it happened…

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Bob Stilger

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE

These are some of the characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. They are damaging to both people of color and to white people. Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture.

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Bob Stilger

Get Involved: Youth Empowerment Action (YEA) Camp

Before we can share our own big news with you below: Wow. What a time in history this is.

Hundreds of thousands of people are courageously rising up in defense of black lives, and police are showing off their brutality in cities all across the country.

There is so much we can all do, and protesting is just one of them.

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