At-risk: Who will save our rich white boys?

BRETT KAVANAUGH: AT-RISK AND UNDERSERVED

SAY WHAT?

We — wealthy, white men — are deeply at-risk. The deck is stacked against us when it comes to guidance from elders in our communities and access to education. Anyone watching the behavior of our representatives in government or the corporate world can see that we are in a tailspin. Moreover, like it or not, we have the power to take the world with us as we crash in slow-motion.

You deserve that raise…you deserve that burger…you deserve that woman’s body…you deserve that house…you deserve to not care about another person’s suffering…you deserve comfort…you deserve to sleep…you deserve…you deserve…

This is the risk we face: we are born addicts, raised drugged by delusional narratives about our superiority. We grow up into isolated, fragile creatures, simultaneously unconvinced of our inherent value as humans and yet defensive when someone else questions that value. And so we end up unfit for leadership in 21st century America, with its ever-increasing numbers of people of color, women, queer and transgender people in positions of access and power. Yet regardless of our lack of preparedness, we rich white men still fill those leadership positions at jaw-dropping rates.

DONALD TRUMP: AT-RISK AND UNDERSERVED
BROCK TURNER: AT-RISK AND UNDERSERVED
LINDSAY GRAHAM: AT-RISK AND UNDERSERVED

Freedom Schools for the Rich, White, and Male

There’s a common type of American movie in which a white teacher is assigned to an “inner-city” classroom (meaning a class with Black and brown students). The teacher faces huge challenges in connecting with the students, but their dedication pays off, and the students decide to turn their lives around. Films with this dynamic are sometimes referred to as “white savior” movies because they imply that white people can “save” people of color from themselves.

A treacherous stormtrooper, quietly loosening bolts inside the Death Star. www.risksomething.org