The Nexus of White Privilege
“I want my pride intact, I want this struggle of mine to be recognized, for you to look me in the eye and acknowledge that yes, this tumor called bigotry is indeed rivering through your veins, polluting your mind, and is so malignant that it compels you to squash my dignity.”
via Seema Jilani: My Racist Encounter at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
We often think bigotry is something overt and, perhaps, violent. Not always. It also rests in well-meaning views such as “color blindness” and assertions (protestations?) such as “I don’t see race.” These are the insidious and subtle hallmarks of racial privilege.
Of course, there are other sorts of privileges. Alas, those belong to stories for other times, days, and places.
Armacost Library News: World Book Night 2013: The Gift of Books.
I signed up as a book-giver again this year. And I signed up Armacost Library at University of Redlands as a pick-up location for WBN 2013. The link above is the brief post I wrote about my library’s tiny book-giver reception.
World Book Night-US 2013 is next week, Tuesday, April 23.
Zen Pencils: Jack London: I would rather be ashes than dust.
Zen Pencils. Jack London: “I would rather be ashes than dust.”
University of Redlands’ Campus Diversity & Inclusion held the 23rd annual Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival this past Saturday, on April 6, 2013. Armacost Library had a small, modest showing with Redlands Peace Academy to promote the community offerings at Peace Academy and the Armacost Library’s Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Here are some images.
Muslim Journeys at 2013 Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival, University of Redlands
Cultural items from Redlands Peace Academy members
Helpers at the table. Artifacts were from India, Pakistan, Morocco.