The pop-quiz is comprised of questions that help set a context for discussing this thing called White privilege and serves to help people understand what it means to possess it. The quiz is meant to dispel any mystery or skepticism about the existence of privilege for those who have never given it much, if any, thought. After all, the number one privilege of whiteness is to not have to think about it, therein denying its existence.
Each chapter begins with a multiple-choice question meant to reveal, inform and inspire more questions about whiteness and the system invented to promote whiteness than you have ever entertained before. The hope is that perhaps the quiz will point you in a new direction ---to think more deeply and behave more consciously.
Over the last few weeks of witnessing the Nashville mayoral race, apart from feeling queasy it strikes me how cautiously a female candidate must straddle the political high wire when campaigning. One can almost hear the familiar parental/guardian edict echoing to young girls and women of all races and generations: just watch your tone young lady. And while some women may be lucky enough to avoid being saddled by the gender focused admonishment, watching Megan Barry in the rac
Like many Nashvillians, I’ve been squinting my way through the mayoral race as if watching a high-speed train in slow motion on its’ maiden voyage around a hairpin turn. You hope it doesn’t crash but every cell in your body prepares you for collision. The primary election was close and heated. Megan Barry won 24% of the vote, David Fox finished second with 23%--just edging out Bill Freeman--who garnered just 1532 votes less than Fox-- coming in third with 21%. As a woman of