Thursday, December 4, 2014
The truth about White privilege
Elizabeth just put up a powerful post connecting the Ferguson and New York cases with the widespread discrimination faced by those in our culture who are disabled. The post ended with the link #CrimingWhileWhite, a hashtag that has apparently exploded on Twitter this morning. Reading those tweets about how differently Whites and Blacks are treated in encounters with law enforcement, the tears came. It is good to be reminded that we are not imagining the disparities and that some people are finally acknowledging the fact of White privilege. Thank you, Elizabeth, for your righteous anger and sense of justice while mine had gone missing.