This speaks to the fundamental reality of White privilege. Whether you like it or not, if you are a White person, you have race-based privilege. It is not something that one can ask for or give up. White privilege is bestowed by our society and it is non-transferable. It is like a spotlight that follows you around, and that will always work in order to benefit you at the cost of People of Color. As an ally one must walk in that light, and work like hell to not let it hurt other people.
White Privilege II: Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?
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When we ask someone to acknowledge their white privilege and then act like an ally, what does that mean practically? How do I, as a black person, hold them accountable or how do I help them help them move from creating harm?

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