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...

Login to continue reading.
Dont Have an account? join now
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

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.

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer
1

SHAUN KING: Trump Is the...

SHAUN KING: Trump Is the Type of White Man That Millions of White Men Aspire to Be...Read More

Shaun King
0

The Subtext of Daniel...

The Subtext of Daniel Cameron’s Press Conference on Breonna Taylor’s Killers...Read More

Donney Rose
0

See more articles from Chris Lebron

Follow Chris Lebron to see more of their article on TheNorth