Notes You May Have Missed Vol. 17
Published on the last Thursday of each month, Notes You May Have Missed features selected notes from the past and present.
These notes serve as an introduction for new readers of N.A.H. and as a recap for regular visitors.
“Sometimes in my work I encounter the belief that people who are privileged should have theiremotional needs met before they can accept their own privilege, and tune in to how what they are doing contributes to the oppression of others, and that the responsibility falls on the marginalized person to do so.
I don’t subscribe to that narrative.
I think that when people are confronted with the reality of their own privilege, they should be allowed to sit in their discomfort, feel the gravity of that reality, and not be rescued. Most especially when the reality check is being given by a person who is oppressed in relation to them.”
“Sometimes we might come to one conclusion, but if we can take a second look, we may find that we might be missing something.”
Thank you for your readership and sharing.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones