(Photo: Emily Schneider)
By: Rose Ferrie, Staff Reporter
As an event during Anti Oppression Week here at Regis, a small group of students and staff gathered to discuss white privilege. This conversation stemmed from questions like what whiteness means, when did we first see our own or others race, and some relevant terms and issues. It was nice to have this close and intimate discussion; there were only six of us, three faculty member and three students. This space was unlike one I have been in before, we shared our experiences which were all very different. Everyone in the room came from all over the country with a variety of interests, ages, backgrounds, majors, and many different reasons to enter this space.
One of our concluding thoughts was about wanting to include people who usually would not come to these social justice oriented events. The same people attending the same events is like an echo chamber, so getting in a diverse community would be beneficial. Talking about race is an uncomfortable conversation, but with an open mind and some courage, you will be met with kind people who are ready to educate and discuss these topics, I know that is what I experienced here. Anti Oppression week has been very eye-opening and full of amazing events, something for everyone to take from.