For many white people, race can be a difficult subject to navigate. Some have never discussed the issue and may have no idea where to begin. Others, viewing themselves as colorblind, see no need to think about the issue at all. The topic grows even more difficult within the Christian church where it is no secret that Sunday mornings are often more racially divided than united. Regardless of white people’s ignorance or inability to discuss
racial issues, however, they are clearly not going away.
Rooted in the concept of cultural humility, Pondering Privilege helps readers more deeply reflect on their individual and communal role in race relations by exploring ideas like why white people don’t talk about race, why they need to talk about race, suggestions for productive ways to discuss race, and how to deal with anger in race relations. Each chapter includes discussion and reflection questions and is ideal for personal or group use.
About the Author
Jody Wiley Fernando does a lot of living between worlds. A Midwestern girl from the cornfields, she is married to a man from a little isle in the Indian Ocean. Together, they raise their bicultural and biracial children, and have family on four continents. She explores the ins-and-outs of intercultural living on her blog Between Worlds. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education and Masters’ Degrees in Multicultural/ Multilingual Education and Educational Technology. Jody has nearly two decades of experience as a writer and educator in public school and university settings.