How Does it Feel to Be a [White] Problem?
Dear white people with white children (because not all white people who have children have ‘white’ children),
What’s it like to not have to have ‘that conversation’ with them and to only teach them that the criminal justice system will treat them fairly and humanely?
What’s it like to tell your token Black friend who “doesn’t sound Black” and has college degrees, “That could never happen to you though, right?”
Because YOU aren’t like the rest of THEM?
When it does or if it does happen to ME, what will your excuse be?
She must have been asking for it or deserved it?
Will you continue to be a[n] [unacknowledged White] problem?
Black mom with 3 little Black kids who will have ‘that conversation’ with them, this evening as their [Black] rite of passage.
Learn more about how applicable DuBois Souls of White Folks is for 2016, here.
(Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen 2016)
About Dr. A. Breeze Harper Dr. Harper has been invited to deliver many keynote addresses and lectures at universities and conferences throughout North America. In 2015, her lecture circuit focused on the analysis of food and whiteness in her book Scars and on “Gs Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix) which explored how key Black vegan men us hip-hop methods to create “race-conscious” and decolonizing approaches to vegan philosophies.Dr. Harper’s most recently published book, Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014)interrogates how systems of oppression and power impact the life of the only Black teenager living in an all white and working class rural New England town. Her current lecture circuit focus on excerpts from her latest book in progress, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape. In tandem with this book project, she is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”
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