If you happen to be white, but never think about your "whiteness"--then you are probably absolutely unaware of your white priviledge.
If so, this post is just for you!
I'm not picking on you. I too was once a white person who had no idea that she was white. In fact, one of my white priviledges, is that I can forget that I'm white whenever I want!
Worse, I was a super poor white person, who was then not so poor. So this led me to say incredibly dumb shit like "anyone can succeed if they just try hard enough!" My apologies now to all the non-white, non-able-bodied people out there. I'm a dumbass, I know).
But you have a chance to be even smarter, even more compassionate than you were when you started reading this post. All you have to do are watch these videos and read these links and educate yourself.
This is BY NO MEANS a comprehensive list, but it is a great start in the right direction. They are videos that I've personally watched that really changed how I viewed race and discrimination. So much so, that I've become that crazy white lady in a sweater vest.
So, if you want to be better educated about race, racism, and why #BlackLivesMatter (and every other race to be clear), it starts here:
Introduction to Systematic Racism
Prison or College?
The Problem I Had Renting a House
How to Raise a Black Son in America
What Does My Headscarf mean to you?
Does Racism Affect the Way You Vote?
Racism is Real
Is it all in your head?
White priviledge: What is it?
And this is just a start. If you have great websites or videos, please share them below.