|The Rev. Linda Kaufman|
I am a white woman, and I am a recipient of white privilege. One time I was riding my bike and I was struck by how much better a rider I had become. I was faster and stronger and not so winded. Except that when I turned around I realized I had had a pretty stiff tailwind the whole way out. That is white privilege: claiming that my success is caused by me – and not by an invisible outside force (racism).
My beloved wife, Liane, is black. Our two sons are young black men in their twenties. They have both struggled with the law.
One of my sons spent four days in jail last week. Why?