Re: “White church on Fox Island starts dialogue on privilege,” (TNT, 5/8).
I read your article concerning a small group of parishioners holding weekly meetings to discuss their feelings of angst over white privilege and was left with the nagging question of what was so significant to warrant front page coverage.
As a white senior citizen who spent the entirety of his adult life in an atmosphere that affirmatively recognized minorities in employment, education, business loans, etc., my feelings of guilt over white privilege have been permanently dampened. In fact, I can think of no other generation in history that has done more to lift a disadvantaged segment of society than ours has.
If this group feels the need for atonement, may I suggest they consider something more substantial than outreach visits to the Northwest Detention Center. How about starting a branch of Habitat for Humanity on Fox Island to introduce a little darker hue to the white complexion of the community they choose to live in?
Or perhaps relocate themselves to the inner city where they could immerse themselves in the kumbaya nirvana they seem to want to experience from afar.