OPINION: White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don’t recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.

September 16, 2018 via NBC News

As a white person, I was raised to be racially illiterate. On the rare occasion in which race came up in school or professional development, we typically studied “them,” not “us.” I learned about their histories, struggles and triumphs. But consistently left off the table was the question: “Histories, struggles and triumphs in relation to whom?”

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