As a white male that grew up in poverty with the black community, I feel appalled. I agree with the well-known Jesse Lee Peterson who says there is no such thing as "racism", only differing personal opinions and actions — Mark, 56 This video resonated with me because: There is this continued dialogue relative to "Black people and innate criminality" which has nothing to do with institutional racism.
The term "person of color" is racist at its heart because it implies that "non-colored" or white is the norm or ideal. I've also had the nagging feeling about not being quite sure about the statistics normally quoted about institutional forms of racism.
That is a bigoted statement that says ALL people of a certain skin shade are by virtue of their dna, racist.
I want to help break down that barrier. I had the privilege of knowing Cesar Chavez and speaking truth to power on the same platform with him several times during his lifetime.
Having had this discussion many times, the term "people of color" is a more respectful and accurate term for the term "minorities". It is easy to be swept up into a label, rather than identifying your own unique struggles related to your own unique background.
It is easy to be swept up into a label, rather than identifying your own unique struggles related to your own unique background.
A white neighbor and friend told me he was a victim of racism because he went to a black bar and people there were not nice to him so his feelings were hurt. Here the primary comparison is between contexts with greater differences in the expected clothing and contexts with lesser differences.
The term "minorities" literally means "less than". Looking around you is also instructive. It includes painting, sculpture, and architecture of the early, high, and late Renaissance, also known as Mannerism. That means, a school built in a ghetto, highly populated by minorities, will have less funding, lower testing, less education applied, and those in the school boundaries are forced to attend that school only, keeping them less educated.
I then suggest ways to correct for whiteness in LIS diversity programs by providing mentorship to diverse applicants struggling to navigate the whiteness of the profession and concurrently working in solidarity to dismantle whiteness from within.
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