#ThrowbackThursday: Raising White Kids


Caela Simmons Wood – former associate pastor at First United here in Bloomington wrote a great, pithy piece for a series on Race Revelations. I love and appreciate how thoughtfully she parents, ministers, and lives this tension out. She’s a good one.

At some point in seminary, I was introduced to the concept of White Privilege. If you’re White and you don’t know what that means, I highly recommend reading Peggy McIntosh’s original article about the subject. White Privilege, in a nutshell, is simply all the things that we White folks are given, without having to ask for them, simply because we’re White. 

And the biggest White Privilege of all is this: we don’t have to think about being White.

Read the rest here.