Race Matters: A Story About White Privilege

How can we better understand white privilege and use this knowledge to make the world better for everyone?

To this day, so many conversations about [white] privilege are rendered futile because of an inability to accept that our society systematically uplifts some individuals while marginalizing others.

Too often, there is a stubborn refusal to accept the many subtle ways we are socialized differently depending on our race.

This comic is a perfect illustration of these subtleties and a great starting point for conversation.

We need to continue moving forward, but first, we have to get better at recognizing all of the ways that society holds some of us back.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

 

 

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Raising Race Conscious Children is a resource that supports parents and teachers who are trying to talk about race and diversity with young children. The goal of these conversations is to prepare young people to work toward racial justice.

Kayan Cheung-Miaw’s art is made out of stories. As important as the watercolor or ink are the oral histories of women who hold our families together across continents or during wartime. She hopes to make visible stories that are often hidden, to create a canvas of our diaspora’s community history. She works as a visual storyteller because of her personal relationship to the comics form. See more of Kayan’s work here.