March 14, 2012, 11:07 am
I realize that some of my fellow bloggers rely on dismantling what I’ve written for their own posts, but at the risk of giving them nothing to write about (except important world events and news makers), I would like to take apart my last post on Joseph Kony as a form of white privilege, particularly the privilege of mothering while white.
Here’s what happened and here’s why I think that I was blinded by the white. My teenaged daughters became fired up by the Invisible Children “Kony 2012″ video. As any parent who wants her children to grow up to care about the world we live in, I was glad for this spark of moral outrage. That’s a good thing when really they could just be shopping. On the other hand, I understood, even without all the newest information about the connection between the Kony 2012 campaign and Evangelical Christianity, including anti-gay organizations, that this was…