Are you a middle class professional? Do you feel lost and powerless when issues of privilege come up, despite recognising that you benefit from the status quo? Here’s how critical analysis can help.
Being Jewish gives me a particular perspective on racism and white supremacy. I know first hand what it is to benefit from racial privilege. But the fact that my privilege is contingent—in a way that doesn’t apply to white Anglo-Saxon Protestants—makes it easier for me to resist white denial.
The whole idea of professional neutrality is a myth that obscures the workings of power. Our attempts to distance ourselves from politics is itself a political act—one that serves the status quo.