Friday, December 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

Beloved, you must not only read about black life, but you must school your white brothers and sisters, your cousins and uncles, your loved ones and friends, and all who will listen to you, about the white elephant in the room -- white privilege.  Share with them what you learn about us, but share as well what you learn about yourself, about how whiteness works.  You see, my friends, there is only so much I can say to white folk, only so much they can hear from me or anyone who isn't white.  They may not be as defensive with you, so you must be an ambassador of truth to your own tribes...

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 203

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