The Witness

A Call for White Believers to Engage Pain and Responsibility

Comments (4)
  1. Brian says:

    Holy Smokes! Did I just read something that could be some up along the line of “I will ignore the truth when it isn’t going the way I’d like it to go”?

  2. George says:

    I too am an angry white man. As a 48 yr old, I grew up in the 1970’s and early 80’s. My parents divorced when I was 5 and I was raised by my mother and a slightly abusive step-father who was mostly disengaged from parenting. We never went hungry but there were certainly no luxuries during my childhood. There were plenty of domestic strife, alcohol fueled squabbles, and frequent trips to neighborhood bars in search of my step father. At an early age I can recall wishing to be older, not so I could “be cool” or “be stronger” or “tougher”, but so I could get a job. Money was always in short supply.
    I went to work the summer before I entered 7th grade cleaning a “beer joint” every morning before school. I did this job for most of my 7th grade year. Every summer afterwards, I would spend working in the construction business with my father. (he was just a carpenter and did not own his own business). I did this in order to buy my school clothes each year. I’m not saying this to brag, I’m sure there were plenty of kids doing the same thing as I was. Nothing in my life was easy, nothing was given to me. I tried to become a Police officer in the early 90’s only to be told “we don’t need another officer that looks like you”. I have no white privilege to feel guilty about. If I did have some, I would gladly trade it for some affirmative action. I currently have a full time job and 2 part time jobs. I have always treated others equally and will continue to do so. I live by the “golden rule”, my feelings are forged from my experience and I am not ashamed of them.

  3. Natasha S Peacock says:

    Thank you

  4. Hope Taylor says:

    Wow! Powerful! Thank you!

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