Carry your whiteness with you. Paul Kivel

“For the next few days notice how rarely you see or hear the words white, Caucasian, or Euro-American.  Where is it implied but not stated specifically?  Where is African American or Latino/a specified so you can infer who is white without it being mentioned?

“Carry your whiteness with you.  During the day, in each new situation, remind yourself that you are white. What difference has it made/does it make?  Who is around you?  What are they doing?  Are they white or people of color?  What difference do you notice that it makes?  Write down what you notice.  Discuss it with a friend.”  – Paul Kivel, Uprooting Racism, 2002, p. 7.

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