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Taking It Home, Workshop 5: Problems and Promises of Unearned Privilege

In "Building the World We Dream About," a Tapestry of Faith program

I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. — Nelson Mandela

As you go about your normal routines, take mental notes of how you see "White privilege" at work. You will most likely notice White privilege in places where the majority of people have white/light skin. If you have White/light skin privilege, make note of the White privilege that characterizes your daily routines. If your experience is through the lens of a racially or ethnically marginalized group, make note of how White privilege operates and its impact in your life. Also consider how, if at all, you contribute to the "system of White privilege."

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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

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