Reblog: Lori Lakin | What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Lori Lakin’s response in this post is a perfect example of how certain assumptions are made simply because of the skin you happen to be born in.

I shared some of my thoughts in Lessons Your Parents May Not Have Taught You but as I read her post, I found myself nodding my head through most of her points.

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by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chiefby Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chief

Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism.  I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a handful of folks on Facebook.

Here’s his post:

“To all of my Black or mixed race FB friends, I must profess a blissful ignorance of this “White Privilege” of which I’m apparently guilty of possessing. By not being able to fully put myself in the shoes of someone from a background/race/religion/gender/ nationality/body type that differs from my own makes me part of the problem, according to what I’m now hearing. Despite my treating everyone with respect and humor my entire life (as far as I know), I’m somehow complicit in the misfortune…

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