It's no accident that: ✊🏿You learned about Helen Keller instead of W.E.B. DuBois ✊🏾You learned about the Watts and L.A. Riots, but not Tulsa or Wilmington. ✊🏽You learned that George Washington’s dentures were made from wood, rather than the teeth from slaves. ✊🏿You learned about black ghettos, but not about Black Wall Street. ✊🏾You learned about the New Deal, but not “red lining.” ✊🏽You learned about Tommie Smith’s fist in the air at the 1968 Olympics, but not that he was sent home the next day and stripped of his medals. ✊🏿You learned about “black crime,” but white criminals were never lumped together and discussed in terms of their race. ✊🏾You learned about “states rights” as the cause of the Civil War, but not that slavery was mentioned 80 times in the articles of secession.
🗣Privilege is having history rewritten so that you don’t have to acknowledge uncomfortable facts.
Racism is perpetuated by people who refuse to learn or acknowledge this reality. You have a choice.