A bandage and white privilege

Throughout the coming year, our Committee would like to explore white privilege in our society and what can be done to change things for the betterment of our whole population. "White privilege" is the societal privilege that in some countries benefits white people over non-white people. Note that the term does not suggest that all white people are wealthy or come from "easy" backgrounds, as some opponents of the term would say.

Most scholars recognize that white privilege is much more impactful in education, employment, housing, government, and other institutions. But for all people that have a minority status - based on race, gender, religion, for example - the seemingly small things can lead to incredible daily inconvenience or pain that the majority often don't even see.

This recent article from CBS News demonstrates one example of the joy that can be found when our society offers one seemingly small change.

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