3 White Privilege Blind Spots in Boston That Are Keeping Us Racist

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1. You don’t have to grow up “privileged” to have white privilege.

2. Your struggle story is NOT the same.

3. No, you don’t “get it,” but you can still be an ally.

Calls-to-Action: So, what do I do now?

  1. Protest. Join the peaceful demonstrations being organized all around the country. Stand and march in solidarity with Black people.
  2. Donate. Donate to a local bail fund so you can help peaceful protesters who’ve been arrested get out of jail. Apart from the Philippines, the United States is the only country in the world with a cash bail system that is dominated by commercial bail bondsmen (source). And because Black people are disproportionately targeted by police for arrest, they are affected disproportionately.
  3. Call. Reach out to your House representative right now and demand that they co-sponsor and push for a vote on a resolution to condemn police brutality, racial profiling, and use of excessive force. Just enter your zip code here to get the phone number of your congressperson and a script you can read on the call.
  4. Educate yourself. Check out the resources we’ve compiled below. DON’T ask Black people to educate you — it’s your job to seek out your own education.

Resources: Your White Privilege Education

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Julie Devaney Hogan

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