…sometimes feel a little envious of his privilege because it gives him a much easier life than mine. He doesn’t always have to fight for things, to systematically challenge racist and biased thinking and behaviors, or to ask over and over again to get a service that he is entitled to. He immediately commands attention and respect, while I experience the opposite.
Rebecca Stevens A.
This is a separate article, Rebecca. If I may, I'd like to throw down a gauntlet. This right here in a nutshell is precisely why most White folks do NOT want to challenge their racism. For to do so is to share this burden. To understand, to see, to have mpathy and compassion for those things that you carry daily is to share the load. That makes life more challenging.
Most White folks I know do NOT want this added burden. What they do not understand is that before you ever left the womb, that burden was being prepared for you in the same way that privileges were prepared for your husband at birth, a point you made perfectly in your article about being mentored by a White man.
I'd love to see a piece of yours on this point.