Saturday, April 18, 2009

Conversation on Privilege

mzbitca from What a Crazy Random Happenstance put up a great post today about her own privilege. Letting her past see the light of day and think about what it means for her present and future. This can be a difficult process for allies, to deconstruct and admit to and try and re-form our insides, which have been tainted by the oppressions of the cultures in which we grew up.

In addition, she and I are having an interesting discussion on the topic in the comments. So I am posting this here as a call to other allies to read and think and perhaps even talk with us. Not to talk about how wonderful we are because we're allies, none of that shit, just what we've gone through and discovered for ourselves in this process.