A conscience is a risky thing because it isn’t passive. It is burdensome, and in this it resembles the other side of privilege.
Being white and male in the United States had taught them that being amongst select peers excuses and justifies bigotry and misogyny.
Men, take this as a lesson, what you can do with your privilege: Don’t help those who are falling do what they can do for themselves, but support them.
Survivors witness and feel beneath the story... Fragmented, often locked away in an unconscious vault; we banish pain in order to survive it.
We recognize that the children in cages are our children. The desperate, terrified mothers, the humiliated fathers, are our family. And we are outraged.
Our choices define us and create our legacy. So choose wisely. First for your own happiness, and then for your neighbor's. Choice is freedom realized.
“Justice will not be served until those that are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Race and white privilege have been at the forefront of my thoughts since watching the riots in Charlottesville. These issues are nothing new, and are certainly not ...