I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege
July 28, 2015
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Bravo! This young lady has experienced the “light bulb” moment. While it may be uncomfortable for those with lighter skin to accept this fact of American life, this awareness is needed to truly fight for equality for all. We all have to look behind the smoke and mirrors to see that the wizard is just a man. Once we get over our awe of the system that “American Exceptionalism” created we can start to fill in the chinks that keep darker skinned folks out in the cold. This fight for equality won’t just benefit the darker folks but our entire society by allowing more ideas to be heard, by allowing more minds to be nurtured and by allowing families to add to the economic base. Examine your privilege and determine if it can be used to help us all.