Facts that cannot be disputed

I’m white.

I’m a white woman.

I’m a white mom.

I’m a white mom to a little girl.

I’m a white mom to a biracial little girl.

I’m a white mom to a half black, half white little girl.

I’m a white mom to a half black, half white little girl in the United States of America.

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I’m white.

I’m a white woman.

I’m a white married woman.

I’m a white married woman to a black man.

I’m a white married woman to a black man in the United States of America.

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I have privilege because I’m white… but not because I’m a woman.

My husband has privilege because he’s a man… but not because he’s black.

And now my daughter, born during the reign of America’s first black President (half black, half white just like her, she’ll remind you), doesn’t have privilege because she’s half black and female.

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These (above) are my feelings on all this… I absolutely refuse to bash, hate, or disrespect anyone, but this just isn’t so easy to digest right now.

 

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