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A Good Word: Austin Channing Brown on Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Whiteness wants to see a Black person seated at the table but doesn't want to hear a dissenting viewpoint. It wants to pat itself on the back for helping poor Black folks through missions or urban projects but has no interest in learning from Black people's wisdom, talent, and spiritual depth. Whiteness wants enough Blackness to affirm the goodness of whiteness, the progressiveness of whiteness, the openheartedness of whiteness. Whiteness likes a trickle of Blackness, but only that which can be controlled. - Austin Channing Brown
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From I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Unlocking Us, June 10, 2020.