A Primer on Exploring White Privilege

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For most of her life Debby Irving was largely unaware of race. Then, when she was in her 40s, she enrolled in a course on race and cultural identity, and overnight became hyperaware of the privileges she'd been afforded throughout her life as a result of her white skin color. That set her off on a journey to explore her own hidden assumptions about race and class.