Last night, I was taking a big-picture look at my blog. In particular, I was thinking about categories. It occurred to me that in the past month of posting, probably the only category I didn't post in was "How White I Am."
Somewhere between surprised and sad and embarrassed, I decided that this in and of itself is a signal of how white I am. I think about race and its effects on my family most days. But there are days when I can easily not and rarely a day when race related issues are really up in my face. Heck, I can go 29 days without a post mentioning race.
The mindlessness of being white is a privilege most of us white folks probably never fully recognize or understand.