Originally Posted by futurmama8
I don't think that I once contradicted myself nor said your kids would have white skin privilege. I think I am also done with responding to your posts. I am not upset but it is pretty obvious that you want to nitpick at certain things and not address the important issue.
LOl in your previous post you said you will teach them to take advantage of their white privilege and not check black/NA boxes but now you are saying you will teach them not to take advantage.
My point is teaching my kids to be aware of their white skin privilege, which is likely going to afford them opportunities. I'm not teaching them that this is a good
thing, but they very well need to be aware that they may
have things a little bit easier just because of the shade of their skin.
Does anyone think that my son who is lighter than my Irish/Welsh husband is going to grow up experiencing racism the same as my father (who is black)? I certainly have no illusions of that. Even though he does have black in him, he's certainly not going to experience the levels of racism that my dad would, so why would I or he want to take advantage of a program designed to assist those who have experienced systematic racism? If he does somehow experience that racism, then by all means, use that program, but unless things to a dramatic shift in this world, I don't think that is going to be terribly likely.
I'm not nitpicking, I am genuinely confused, but if you don't want to deal with that, so be it, I can't force you. You said you were offended, to me offended also includes being upset, I'm certainly upset when I'm offended. I feel you have a set opinion of me and I believe, not much I'm going to say or do is going to change it.