I've been doing some reading on privilege and racism, and what the cultural markers of being white are. I think that these articles could form the basis for an interesting discussion on how culture works to form individuals in society. It would be interesting to translate these ideas from an American context to a Taiwanese context.
White Supremacy Culture
This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. Because we all live in a white supremacy culture, these characteristics show up in the attitudes and behaviors of all of us -- people of color and white people. Therefore, these attitudes and behaviors can show up in any group or organization, whether it is white-led or predominantly white or people of color-led or predominantly people of color.
Social class quiz
Do you have privilege? Several quizzes to help you understand your social class.
Raising children to be aware of their white privilege is more than making them aware that there are other races in the world. It requires being a different kind of white person.