Penned from a person who grew up extremely poor the author sympathizes with why poor white people react vehemently against the term white privilege, but ultimately comes to the conclusion that white privilege does exist and perhaps why so many poor white people have a problem with the term is because classism is mixed up in the term.
Articles – White Privilege
Articles that address white privilege.
A thorough history of the church and its complicity with racism and white supremacy doctrine. An excellent starting point to learning about the church and racism working hand in hand. The next step would be to read or watch The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby.
An excerpt from the paper that started it all. Instead of categorically dismissing intersectionality, read the original paper and come to an opinion yourself. We found it to be compelling and a useful exercise to answer the twenty six questions included in the excerpt.
Professor Anthony Bradley says white evangelicals have to get comfortable using the terms white privilege and intersectionality to move the conversation beyond platitudes. White people must admit to their privilege not because they need to feel guilty, but to use their privilege for the poor and the oppressed.
Baylor University professor George Yancey says that the white fragility term has some truths, but there is a better way to engage in dialogue and come up with solutions between people of different colors.
ARTICLE: Why I Stopped Talking about Racial Reconciliation and Started Talking About White Supremacy
A fiery piece of commentary that was penned in 2017. It lists three reasons – “individualistic theology, a sanitized version of history, and good old white centering” – why the author stopped talking about racial reconciliation and started talking about white supremacy.
After breaking down what privilege means author Jemar Tisby gives Christians ways to engage in their local communities while giving a Biblical framework for understanding privilege and how to use it for good.
A short, powerful article that calls on Christians to use their faith to examine their behavior and perspectives.
By bringing attention to seemingly innocuous products such as Band-Aids that white people take for granted Ronke Abidoye clearly makes a case that white is the default in American culture and acknowledgment of that fact is needed to move forward.
An accessible personal narrative that explains how the way we tell our personal stories is a reflection of our understanding of racism. We really like how Vischer expertly strips back the layers of his own personal story and how that fits in with the overall system in the United States.