Reblogging this in response to Michael Smerconish’s feature on CNN today.
Michael Smerconish did a feature on White Privilege today on CNN. It was excellent and reminded me of this piece I’d written on White Privilege about 4 years ago. Check it out if you like this sort of thing.
A White, Male Psychologist Reflects on White Privilege
I’m a white male writing about white privilege. This irony makes the task all the more challenging.
Gyda Swaney asked if I would write this piece. This brings me mixed feelings. I am honored. I met Gyda in 1981 and I like and respect her as a person and as a Native American leader in Montana. But the fact that she thinks I might have something useful to say to psychologists about white privilege is humbling. Rarely have I been asked to write about something I know so well and understand so little.
The challenge begins with the definition. White privilege…
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