“While I always thought I shared common ground with other immigrants, I finally realize that a person of color might not see it that way.” –Allyson McDonald

A month ago, an opinion piece titled Why We Need Color Consciousness by California Unitarian Universalist Allyson McDonald was published in the Milpitas Post.

Somehow I missed seeing the email in my inbox about it until now. But I’m very glad I went back and took the time to read her article. McDonald, a white immigrant from Canada, lays out how being white has made her immigrant experience a fundamentally privileged one, as opposed to the experiences of many immigrants of color. I recommend taking a moment to check it out.

See: Why We Need Color Consciousness, Milpitas Post, Feb. 18, 2009.

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