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Taking It Home, Workshop 6: Navigating the Landscapes of Power: Unearned Privilege

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

You can always figure out who is executing the system. It appears that almost everybody's executing it, even you are executing it until you are actively fighting it. — Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder, Sweet Honey in the Rock

Deepen your skills and capacity to identify and respond to White privilege when you encounter it in your day-to-day life. Make it a spiritual practice to ask yourself the questions from your handout when you encounter or observe privilege in action. Record your responses in your journal and/or talk them over with a friend or family member. Take note also of your own feelings of guilt, shame, or powerlessness when and if those feelings arise. Record them in your journal or otherwise take note of them. Does practicing skills for dismantling privilege affect your feelings when you become aware of manifestations of privilege?

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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

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