- Thou shalt not assume your experience or your feelings about your experience is equal or greater than the experience of those most affected by racism.
- Thou shalt not shame or publicly deride “people of color” for speaking out against racism, enlarging your awareness or history and identifying your privilege.
- Thou shalt not (mis)appropriate the material, intellectual or spiritual culture of others.
- Thou shalt not ask stupid questions.
- Thou shalt not arrogantly assume you can touch the bodies, hair, clothing or personal effects of people who you deem as “Other” or “exotic”.
- Thou shalt not NOT listen actively and reflect inwardly about what you heard from people not of your culture.
- Thou shalt not assume that your particular cultural content is the best in the world or that it is the best way to see the world
- Thou shalt not be required to like the sins (or colonies or nations or political systems) of your fathers (and mothers)….nor is anyone else.
- Thou shalt not assume that your god can beat other peoples’ goddesses/gods or spiritual entities nor should that god eclipse the presence of others or be used as a battering ram to support your privilege.
- Thou shalt not knowingly (or unknowingly) participate in, aid or abet the structural and systemic elements of racism.
- Thou shalt not assume that ten commandments is enough to deal with racism and European/white privilege...let alone everything else pathological or out of balance in the world.
Friday, July 17, 2015
10 White Privilege Commandments
10 White Privilege Commandments:
Posted by Mzee Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed.