What does it mean to be white in America? – Scholar to discuss topic in upcoming workshop
The issues surrounding race and racism in America envelop the nation’s inhabitants like an intricately woven wool cloak. It is at times hot and heavy, often unbearably so, and people of color can’t seem to ever escape its suffocating grasp. White people, as many scholars of critical race theory have stated, have the privilege of its warmth. They are protected, more often than not, from the danger that racism precipitates and, if they so choose, can ignore its existence altogether.