White Privilege Glasses

CbV33lLWIAA2sCYDeadlines from seemingly every area of my life and stormy weather present a dual problem as to timeliness and motivation.  While this was not on my list of things to do,  I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this article with you.  Published by the Huffington Post, “See Racism. See John See Racism. Get Some #WhitePrivilegeGlasses” is catchy I admit.  But, the title also points to the need for us to change our lens in order to see what others see.

Frankly, our eyes are not good enough and they are not the only ones.  If we are to see what others see, we must change our prescription.  And we may have to do this more times than eyewear companies have deals.  So, if you buy one, you won’t get one free.  But, we will be closer to seeing more clearly what others see in terms of our social privileges.

Inspired by a video created by the Chicago Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite offers us an opportunity to look introspectively and to challenge what we see within.  What rises up in you when you put on these glasses?  Is it empathy or something else?  Click here to read the full article.

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