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White Guilt

The Logic Of White Male Discomfort

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

I'm a straight middle class white male in America, and I'm really uncomfortable. Right now, that's how it should be.

I Am The Man: Pondering My Own Privilege

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Yet if I am willing to accept my inheritance of all the good they did, all the success they had, then I need to recognize the flip-side of that coin. No one succeeds on his own. No one gains privilege without it costing someone else.

Just Between Us White Folks

Michael Goldstein | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Goldstein

Somewhere along the line I've lost my own defensiveness about looking at or admitting where our culturally-conditioned racial stereotypes are still affecting me, and I can call it racism.

In Defense of Hypocrisy

The Cornell Sun | Posted 06.12.2012 | College
The Cornell Sun

As a white activist, I get this a lot. What does a white liberal weekend revolutionary know about police brutality? What gives me the cultural authority to quote the poetry of Gil Scott-Heron? And who the hell do I think I am?

White Guilt Welcome

Pius Kamau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pius Kamau

As the Darfur genocide enters its fifth year, the British are like an amnesiac; they have forgotten the role they played in creating the Arab killing machine.