Tag Archives: white privilege
Contemplation and Racism The Unspoken Privilege of Being White Monday, June 8, 2020 For a long time, I naively hoped that racism was a thing of the past. Those of us who are white have a very hard time seeing that we constantly receive special treatment [because of social systems built to prioritize people with… Continue Reading The Unspoken Privilege of Being White
Contemplation and Racism Am I Next? Sunday, June 7, 2020 During this time of social unrest, I invite you to sit with the powerful and uncomfortable emotions, such as anger or grief, that you may be carrying. Welcome them in the presence of God. As I often say, if we do not transform our pain,… Continue Reading Am I Next?
Human Bodies: Week 2 Black Bodies Thursday, April 12, 2018 Until the killing of black mothers’ sons [and daughters] is as important as the discovery of white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker  As I wrote in last week’s meditations, the early ego creates itself by comparison or negation,… Continue Reading Black Bodies
God as Us: Week 2 The Invisible Character of White Privilege Friday, November 17, 2017 If we are going to talk about God as me, we must also talk about God as thee too! For a long time, I naively hoped that racism was a thing of the past. Those of us who are white… Continue Reading The Invisible Character of White Privilege
Bias from the Bottom: Week 2 Learning to See Monday, March 28, 2016 I would have never seen my own white privilege if I had not been forced outside of my dominant white culture by travel, by working in the jail, by hearing stories from counselees, and frankly, by making a complete fool of myself… Continue Reading Learning to See
Bias from the Bottom: Week 2 Blinded by Privilege Sunday, March 27, 2016 You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. —Harper Lee (1926-2016), To Kill a Mockingbird Once in a place of power, after the 4th… Continue Reading Blinded by Privilege