The intersection where priestess work meets activism.
As you move through this information, know that if you are feeling triggered and challenged this is good, allow yourself to feel it and challenge yourself to push a little harder. However I do not recommend pushing too hard, in ways that can cause damage, going slow is always better, as it allows us to digest the information we are receiving before adding more which can send us into overwhelm and in turn shut us down to where we dont want to return. This is just the beginning of what will be ever growing pages and information...in other words--we are just scratching the surface...
What is White Privilege?
Consider the Following Statements:
The last time I saw an ad or opened media I saw the colour of my skin represented y more then 2 people.
If I move, I am fairly sure I will be able to find a home that I can afford in a neighbourhood where I want to live.
I feel safe calling the police.
I can carry out my daily routine without worrying about whether the places I go will have wheelchair ramps or elevators.
I am never/rarely watched or followed while shopping.
I can go to a store, bank or restaurant and communicate with people in my language of choice.
I can easily find food that I enjoy eating while in a mall or take out.
I can talk openly about my sexual orientation without fear of being judged by those around me.
I can comfortably use public washrooms that correspond with my gender as I perceive it.
People do not regularly talk excessively slowly or loudly to me.
I can go out in public without people looking at me like I am scary or out of place.
I am never asked to speak on behalf of all the people in my racial or ethnic group.
I can be pretty sure that if I ask to speak to the “person in charge”, I will be facing a person that looks like me and understands me.
I know that I won’t be judged on my parenting ability because of my financial status.
What is White Fragility?
Questions for Reflection: Have you ever felt or said or thought the following statements:
I have black and or brown friends and /or I dated/ am married to/have kids with a black/brown person-therefore I am not racist/I dont participate in racism.
I am colour blind, I dont see "Race".
Why cant we all just get along, love is all that we need/all that matters.
I was not raised to be racist.
Why must the "race card" always be pulled/played?
The subject makes me cry/too upset therefore I cant "go there" with it.
Actual racists are bad people and are either in white supremacist groups or part of the KKK etc...