It has been three weeks since the protests began in Minnesota and spread across the world. The murder of George Floyd has become the catalyst for a global uprising of the Black Lives Matter movement, demanding racial justice and equality. While the fight is far from over, here are five positive outcomes from the protests so far.
Robin DiAngelo is a sociologist with a PhD in multicultural education, working as a diversity trainer across the US for more than 20 years. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is her third book on the topic of racial inequality, where she confronts the disbelief and sensitivity white people exhibit when they are told they are complicit in society’s institutional racism. While it was written in 2018, this book is still desperately needed today.
White privilege doesn't mean your life hasn't been hard, it just means the colour of your skin hasn't been one of the things making your life harder. Here are five actions we must take when unpacking our privilege. It's time to do the work.