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“White Privilege” – Says Who?

“White privilege!” This term stirs disbelief, ire, and resentment among so many of us whites, often leading to the counter-charge: “Reverse discrimination!” In “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and mourning on the American right”, Hochschild describes the mindset that perceives non-whites “cutting in line” in front of all us hard-working American Dream chasers. In… Continue reading “White Privilege” – Says Who?

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Why a Blog on Race in Rochester – by a White Guy?

This blog is public.  But it’s also personal. A number of events occurred locally and nationally in the past 5 years that have highlighted major gaps in both my education and my experience.  I’ve also become more concerned that the country and city I’m gradually turning over to my children and grandchildren are fraught with… Continue reading Why a Blog on Race in Rochester – by a White Guy?