How privileged are you?

April 9, 2019


I don't really follow NBA basketball or @kkorv26 for that matter.

A good friend of mine just sent me the article he wrote on @playerstribune called 'Privileged'. It's worth a read.

It reiterates SO many of the things that I've learned over the years of attending racial justice conferences as a teacher.

In the article, Korver hits upon many of the feelings I used to have as a young, ignorant person that was unaware of the racial injustices that plague our society on a moment to moment basis.

Over these years of attending conference I've become aware of this thing called implicit bias. It's basically not knowing your racist (or sexist, homophobic, etc.) but making decisions and comments while operating from the programming you received in your environment (society). We ALL have bias. It's a human 'thing'. The beginning of the solution is knowing we all are guilty and have an opportunity to undo/decrease it.

The biggest connection I made to Korver's piece is that while he internally knew something was wrong, he's making it known to others that he's not okay with the current state of treatment against Black Americans.

And that is something I need to do a better job of myself.

Here's a step in that direction.

Read his article. It's good.

 

 

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