There comes a moment when we are all confronted with our own privilege. And yes, it can be very challenging to accept and acknowledge this privilege — but the way we react when confronted says a lot about us.
Check out this poem by Andrea Gibson about a moment when fellow poet Sonya Renee called them out for their white privilege and about how they reacted.
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To learn more about white privilege, please check out the following:
- Privilege 101: A Quick and Dirty Guide
- 3 Reasons Why Being Anti-Racist Isn’t Code for Being Anti-White
- 7 Actual Facts That Prove White Privilege Exists In America
Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Their poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today’s society. Their work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature. Andrea has released five full-length poetry albums and two books. Check out their website or follow them on Twitter for more updates.