It will come as no surprise to my regular readers that I am not a fan of banning books. There are many right wing disaffirmation books that I would like to see banned but censorship is not the way a free and functioning democracy works. We have to depend on citizens to be able to separate lies from truth – lately many are not doing a good job of that. That being said, freedom of information and a reliance on voters’ intelligence are two of the flaws in democracy, but its still the best form of government humans have been able to come up with to date.
I am neither a wealthy nor powerful man. However since I was born in America with white skin I’ve benefited from white privilege my entire life. Unless there is a colossal change in American culture between here and the end of this journey I will continue to be the beneficiary of it. That doesn’t mean I should be ignorant of or indifferent to the life others must endure or their ancestors endured. Reading is one way to gain some of that knowledge. Let’s explore. Continue reading Delivering White Privilege From Ignorance