Am I Right… to feel attacked?

Isn’t it discriminatory to ask cis/white/able-bodied actors to limit themselves? Isn’t that reverse racism? Isn’t that discrimination? 

Reflecting on your own privilege is hard. We know. We’re not saying this part is easy at first. If this is the first time you’re contemplating these ideas, try starting here:

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

4 ‘Reverse Racism’ Myths by Zeba Blay

Aamer Rahman on ‘Reverse Racism” 

What is Privilege?

It’s ok if it hurts. But take a minute. Embrace the hurt and frustration you’re experiencing as you acknowledge your privilege. Feel it. 

Now practice a little bit of your actorly compassion to imagine the hurt of a lifelong struggle against a systematic obstacles and a lack of opportunities. 

How do the two compare? Still feeling like you’re being treated unfairly? Maybe not? You’ve just taken a huge step to being an awesome and aware ally. Thanks. Truly.

Lauren Villegas