White Privilege Weariness

Having participated in many white privilege conversations, Austin Channing points out that white people become the central focus and expresses the wish that “One day I would like to try hosting a workshop where people of color tell their stories, and that’s it. Period.”

The statement of intention for Not in Our Town’s monthly Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege also reflects that point of view: “Our priority is to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere in which our African American sisters and brothers and other people of color will feel respected and have their stories listened to and really heard.  We are motivated to explore our own privilege and biases and to continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories, so that we can best make a difference.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: