So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

Does your privilege mean that you are more likely to sit in a manager’s meeting while others are not? Ask why there are no disabled people in the room.  Does your privilege mean that politicians are begging for your political support? Ask what they are going to do for people of color next time they knock on your door to hand you a flier.  Were you able to get a fancy private education as a child? Use your resulting financial security to support levies to improve public schools.  Don’t have to juggle work and children? Use the promotion that added flexibility helped you get to support employer-funded childcare and family leave programs.

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