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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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June 17th 2013:My Black Family and My White Male Privilege

What really happens when a White man crosses the color line in the 21st Century by marrying a Black woman, and has children in the USA? How does White Privilege show up at home? Michael R. Wenger, author and Senior Fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, lives in worlds that most White and People of Color don’t see or refuse to see. He sees the impact on children, family, and at work with startling clarity. Mike shows how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go on a very personal level and in our institutions. Are there more tears of joy or sadness? What happens whe

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Michael R. Wenger

Michael R. Wenger of Mitchellville, MD, is Senior Fellow and Acting Vice President for Civic Engagement and Governance at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC and an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University. Prior to coming to the Joint Center in October, 1998, Mr. Wenger was Deputy Director for Outreach and Program Development for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race. From 1981 to 1997 he served as States' Washington Representative for the Appalachian Regional Commission, and from 1977 to 1981 he held key policy-making positions in the administration of then-WV Governor John D. Rockefeller IV. His memoir, My Black Family, My White Privilege:
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