One of the first lessons that I learned when I began working in the inner city housing market was, “White’s interpretation of events: it’s never about race. Black’s interpretation of events: it’s always about race.” I keep that lesson on my mind in every issue that arises dealing with race.
I’m not a racial expert. I admit that I see everything first through my white perspective. I wish I could change my color to see how it feels. I recently re-read “Black Like Me” and was horrified again at the behavior of people.
I like to challenge myself to view racial situations and try to understand what both sides are saying. Here is today’s challenge:
Watch this video and weigh in on whether it is racist. Maybe we will discuss it later.