We were delighted to talk with students at Anser Charter School in Garden City to discuss how to identify and understand our own privilege, and use it to interrupt injustice and discrimination. The engagement of these young people provides a poignant reminder they look to us to support, guide and stand for them so we can all do better together.
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White privilege can be a tricky thing for people to wrap their heads around. If you’ve ever called out white privilege before, chances are you’ve heard responses like “But I didn’t ask to be born white!” or “You’re being reverse racist.”
The next time that happens, just show the nay-sayer this succinct comic from Everyday Feminism.com by Jamie Kapp explaining what white privilege is — and what it isn’t.
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United Vision for Idaho, in partnership with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, conducts online training programs to provide critical statewide capabilities to explore the "spiral of injustice" and to demonstrate how, unless interrupted, it can devolve through a sequence of language, avoidance, discrimination, violence and culminate in elimination.
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