“White privilege.” The term has become so popular over the past few years that our crack team of editors and writers at Colorlines have begun to wonder if its frequent use has lessened its impact. Has the saying, “Check your privilege” outlived its usefulness? And once those who benefit from racial privilege have acknowledged it, what are some practical next steps they can implement to level the playing field and make greater strides toward racial and social justice?
At 12:30 p.m., host Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) will discuss these questions and others with a knowledgeable panel of activists and educators, including:
- Terry Keleher, RaceForward Thought Leader and Project Specialist (@TerryKeleher)
- Mia McKenzie, writer, activist, and creator of Black Girl Dangerous (@BlackGirlDanger)
- Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School and Founder/Director of the White Privilege Conference (@eddieknowsmoore)
- Kenzo Shibata, Chicago-based educator, writer, and activist (@kenzoshibata)
Watch live and join us on Twitter to weigh in with your own questions and comments, using the hashtag #whiteprivilegechat.