n the lives of some young people, democracy is a living, breathing function that can constantly guide their lives, inform their thinking, and drive their actions.
I am not exceptional to causing injustices towards people of color. It does not matter where I’ve lived, how I’ve lived, who I have lived with, or what I’ve done in my career or personally with Black people. Just like all white people, I have benefited directly and indirectly from the white privilege bestowed on me by racist systems of oppression that I have consciously and unconsciously upheld.
Exploring how “community engagement” is ill-defined, this piece proposes a new definition.