“White privilege is an absence of the consequences of racism. An absence of structural discrimination, an absence of your race being viewed as a problem first and foremost.”
Reni Eddo-Lodge

RACIAL PRIVILEGE: Race-based advantages and preferential treatment based on skin color (often experienced without any conscious effort or awareness)
Undoing Racism by Design
(3 Minute Read)

Read this article to get an example of the different levels that racism operates historically and in the present day. It also discusses meaningful interventions.
Moving the Race Conversation Forward
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Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
Anti-Racism Institute of the Southwest (ARTI)

ARTi believes that a shared analysis and understanding of racism, its history, and its institutional structure is essential to building and maintaining healthy communities
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