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Let me be clear: I have no problem with a holiday celebrating Dr. King. I deeply respect the man and his mission, and I think he deserves all the praise and holidays given to him. But I also wonder how the made-for-tv narrative that has become associated with King has impacted the way we look at leadership—especially in the black community.
It’s time we get over all that. White privilege is invisible, unearned and can include both societal, material or psychological advantages solely based on skin color. Specifically, white skin. Because it privilege is generally invisible, many refuse to believe it exists. As in the case of climate change, however, science continues to solidly disprove such denials
It’s a fantastic step in the right direction, but let’s not forget that their experiences are still largely left out of our popular culture.
A few days ago, the prominent blogger Mikki Kendall attempted to rectify the disconnect between the way people of color are viewed in popular culture and reality.
Instead, Obama teetered in walking the line between pop cultural icon, black man, and president. He faltered most in articulating an agenda that speaks broadly to all audiences about race and reform. Just what are his priorities? And what should ours be?