OP-ED: No ‘Normal’ Response by Black People Possible to Continued White Supremacy | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Black people can, and have, done a lot of work to improve the quality of their lives, to educate and ensure the safety of their children, to create stable and thriving communities and to live fully as human beings. A huge portion of our nation’s wealth, both economic and cultural, has been created by black people, yet they are still trapped in a system that ignores their fundamental humanity and let me add that whether that system is led by Democrats or Republicans is irrelevant.Yet when events push the reality of black life in front of a larger audience, such as in Ferguson, Mo., whites begin to deploy well-developed defenses of criticism and blame shifting. This ability to change the conversation is one of the biggest advantages of white privilege, and one that we can’t ignore.

via OP-ED: No ‘Normal’ Response by Black People Possible to Continued White Supremacy | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

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