David Leonard takes on White priviledge

David Leonard takes on White priviledge

David Leonard has spent years fighting racism and White privilege–and he’s ready for his Caucasian brethren to get on board and see just how wrong things still are in this country

Dear White folks: 

Between the racist comments, the constant use of the race denial card (this country’s most frequently used “race card”) and the absurd claims of White victimhood, you have really grated my last nerve. 

Sure, we got teary during The Blind Side and Antoine Fisher; we maybe even gave money to KONY2012 and after Hurricane Katrina; we maybe even donned a hoodie to protest the murder of Trayvon Martin.  I don’t even doubt there are individuals out there who are genuinely concerned about racism and injustice; I don’t doubt that there are many Whites that marched with Dr. King and whose “best friends” might be Black.  None of this matters if African Americans continue to die at the hands of guns held by security guards and police officers all without justice.

Read more of David Leonard’s article here.