Tag Archives: Privileged

Open Book

My goal is to leverage my privilege and open the door for as many as possible. – Amanda De Cadnet Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real-life wisdom on to others as … Continue reading

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The Only

In 1996, I was a sophomore at Purdue University. As a member of student government, I was invited to an event at the Black Cultural Center. I was the only white person in a room of more than 100 Black … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity

People sometimes say it is class, not race, that is an issue. But if you are Black, it doesn’t matter if you are richer, smarter, more polished. That hasn’t prevented a future president from being mistaken for a waiter, or … Continue reading

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The Privileges of Driving

In a small discussion group for a course I was taking on racism, I described a time when a cop and I bantered back and forth after I’d been pulled over. A young Black man said, “I could not ever … Continue reading

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Black Travel Movement

When you’re in another land and see someone who looks just like you, there’s an understanding that happens, just with eye contact, that our presence in this place is, in itself, progress, and an experience we can pass down to … Continue reading

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