Despite what many white people would like to believe -- and what the mainstream media says is so -- racism and white privilege are still alive and well. And it's an important issue that we should be discussing and grappling with regularly in our classrooms, boardrooms, and, well, everywhere.
It's always inspiring to use the voices of young people to inspire and educate other young people, so a video of two young African American poets telling it like it is serves as a great tool to spark discussion with students. As they say: "You don't get cool points...when your privilege is still the most prominent thing about you." (Note: The performance includes profanity.)
Watch this terrific video about "hipster racism" from the 2012 Brave New Voices competition (3 1/2 min):
Want to know more about white privilege? Check out resources like these.
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