Navigating Blackness in a White World

Chris Lebron
Apr 7, 2019 - 5:00
Navigating Blackness in a White World

A few years ago, I was invited to deliver a lecture at an Ivy League institution as part of a speaker series promoting diversity. I had a private meeting with the dean who led this initiative. A very self-congratulating white man with Southern and Midwestern roots, it was apparent that he took this initiative as proof that he was a racial liberal. This would quickly prove false. My lecture was on the role of imagination in promoting racial equality. I argued that an important part of the equation is that whites need to be able to imagine what it is...

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6 Replies to “Navigating Blackness in a White World”

  1. I highly recommend the book White Fragility for white folks looking to explore their privilege and get a small dose of insight into the black experience in the US. IMO, it should be required reading for everyone.

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