*Click now to download my most popular posts on Race in America:  www.jessicajourney.com/race.*

 

I distinctly recall (as a teenager!) wanting to be an elementary teacher in an ‘urban’ school, authentically connecting with a room of black students.  I imagined myself leading a group of children in a facilitated learning activity, sitting as a group on a large carpet in the corner.

And as a young white person, I did see my white skin as a probable barrier for that authentic connection.  And that was my understanding of white privilege (whether I would have called it that or not!).  My whiteness could be a real hurdle in relationship building with people of color, specifically black people.

A lot has changed for me since that desire to teach as a teenager and that initial acknowledgment that whiteness is an actual thing that I personally have to live with and deal with and figure out.

To find out what has changed and how, click now to keep reading this guest blog post for the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice.

 

*Click now to download my most popular posts on Race in America:  www.jessicajourney.com/race.*