Some folks think the best way to highlight "white privilege" is to make 'em wear scarlet letters.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with Americorps, is encouraging
the state's high school kids - or at least the white ones - to wear white wristbands reminding them of the undue privilege they carry around with them everyday by mere virtue of being white. Among other
ways these youth can commit on a daily basis to "undoing" their privilege is to set aside time "to examine how privilege is working," and even put a note on their mirror or computer screen to remind them of their "moral obligation" to subvert themselves.
It's a bit like one of those daily affirmations
, but meant to induce guilt instead of self-esteem.
As for what non-white people can do, well, they can be the recipients of inquiries from white people hoping to get outside of themselves:
"Ask people of color about their experience and be willing to accept their experience as true, real, and accurate," the campaign recommends.
Via EAG News and the Beyond Diversity Resource Center