Yesterday Professor George Yancy of Emory University wrote a piece in The New York Times called I Am A Dangerous Professor.  In it, he describes how he found out that he had been placed on a Professor Watch List. His students  told him that he was on it. They were afraid for him—a professor and a Black man—anxious about what it would mean for him to be on such a list.

On the watchlist is 
a picture of Professor Yancy as well as  links to articles that were written about a piece he wrote called, Dear White America, which was published by The New York Times. In this challenging and provocative piece, Yancy addresses white people with love and a definite belief that by merely being white, one is privileged and, hence, racist.


- bill 12-02-2016 11:00 am

"As you reap comfort from being white, we suffer for being black and people of color. But your comfort is linked to our pain and suffering. Just as my comfort in being male is linked to the suffering of women, which makes me sexist, so, too, you are racist. That is the gift that I want you to accept, to embrace. It is a form of knowledge that is taboo. Imagine the impact that the acceptance of this gift might have on you and the world."

- bill 12-02-2016 11:04 am [add a comment]

  • Yes, great piece.

    - steve 12-02-2016 5:11 pm [add a comment]

  • thanks, Steve. very powerful. 


    - bill 12-02-2016 5:58 pm [add a comment]