White folks, we either want to deny that we have privilege or we want to deny that we enjoy having the privileges. It is an extreme luxury to move through the world with relative safety, general benefit of the doubt, often given a leg up and a foot in, and the list goes on and on. Why are we so resistant to facing the truth? Feeling guilty for having privilege or trying to pretend that you don’t like having privilege still contributes to the perpetuation of this reality.
~ Reflections from this month’s Racial Equity Institute.