Me and White Supremacy – Doing the Work

Saad’s book is not one that should be simply read. Surface-level understanding is one thing; actively working to understand where your own faults lie and correct them is another.

I am trying to look at this project from every angle–that is what this is about, after all, seeing the world for more than what directly affects me. As I was deciding what the layout of my posts should be, my initial thought was simply to take the numbered journaling prompts from Ms. Saad’s book and answer each of them in turn in the post. However, I don’t want to undermine her work by making a portion of it available to the public, so I will not be including the questions I am answering; instead, these posts will be in essay format.

I want to be aware, and I want to be unafraid to challenge anyone who is complacent in this plight. I want to use my privilege for the exact opposite reason of the one for which it exists.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu

Lack of knowledge on the subject is a privilege. How do we convince people that they should care about other people?