Listening to White Experiences

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan’s Content and Context in Theological Ethics book series (CCTE)


Dehumanizing oppression goes against God’s intent for creation: fullness of life for all living things. Some experience being sinned against, and others experience the reality that we are the ones sinning against. Those of us who are involved in oppressing often do not intend and may not even be aware of the sin of our complicity with oppression, or the way our lack of awareness inhibits our ability to love God, neighbor, and self. The previous chapter listened to Latina calls for liberation from various perspectives, and began to take up the question of responding effectively. This chapter continues the exploration from the perspective of white people seeking to understand and resist or dismantle not only racist oppression, but also racist superiority, white privilege, and white supremacy. This chapter engages the question of white liberation: from oppressing, and from what whiteness has become.


White People Social Location White Worker White Supremacy White Privilege 
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