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Whiteness


Whiteness was not designed as a social construct to make people feel uncomfortable, people who are white. It wasn’t meant to afford you discomfort, so when you feel it, you want to get rid of it. That’s what the social construct of Whiteness does. It only serves to affirm the comfort of those who benefit from the construct. Whenever I talk about my experience, and it makes someone else uncomfortable, then there’s the pushback, and then we run into a brick wall because people do not value discomfort and how instructive it can be. It can be a blessing because it can help us grow.” 

Rev. Denise Anderson from Trouble the Water - Episode 2 “Whiteness”




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