Wednesday, November 5, 2008
What Is White Privelege?
This lecture is by Tim Wise, who is among the most prominent anti-racism writers and activists in the U.S., having given lectures from 1995 to the present in 48 different states, and on over 500 college campuses. He has trained a multitude of teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.
I didn't post this to be negative. I'm from Chicago, as well as a black man, so I'm VERY proud of what was accomplished, but I'm also a realist. I got off the plane in Munich, Germany on Nov. 5th, and while we were cheering and celebrating the victory in the airport terminal, I noticed a lot of the German men; once we entered the 1st class lounge, were really "tight" about the fact that Barack won the election. I saw with my own eyes that no matter what progress we make as black people, we will always be looked@ in a certain way, and want to be kept in a certain position, by a certain group of people... And that is the reason I posted these clips.
Posted by FERRARi MURAKAMi