Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Day 22: White Feminism

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White feminism is an extension of white supremacy This is likely the chapter that has been the hardest for me. So much of my life and career have been a…

Day 20: Called Out/Called In

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So when we talk about being called out or called in, a common reaction by people with white privilege is to focus on their intention rather than their impact to…

Day 19: Optical Allyship

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The act of allyship involves no real risk. It is one that is performed from the safety of one’s comfort zone of privilege. Yes. Guilty. Listening. I want to do…

Day 18: White Saviorism

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…the phenomenon of well-intentioned white missionaries traveling to countries to help rescue BIPOC My dad was a pretty overt racist. He and my brothers told racist jokes openly in our…

Day 17: Tokenism

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Being in a relationship with a BIPOC or having a biracial or multiracial child does not absolve a person with white privilege from the practice of antiracism. I have had…

Day 16: White Centering

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Self-centering is a natural thing that we all do as individual human beings. Our egos make us see things from a self-centred view: How is this important to me as…

Day 15: White Apathy

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White apathy is not neutral. I have been apathetic to white supremacy through laziness and my belief in my own exceptionalism. My belief that I’m doing “my part” and that…

Days 8 – 14: Checking my own biases

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During Days 8 through 14, the author suggested that it was best that those of us working through the material not share out insights because it would be potentially hurtful…

Day 7: Week 1 Review

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The aim of this work is not self-loathing. The aim of this work is truth-seeing it, owning it, and figuring out what to do with it. This week of reflection…

Day 6: White Exceptionalism

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You are not an exceptional white person, meaning you are not exempt from the conditioning of white supremacy, from the benefits of white privilege, and from the responsibility to keep…