Pasteurised White


“I don’t know anything about being a person of colour.
I’m a white woman.
So white, my veins show blue up under my white skin.
I don’t know anything about being seen as a dark cloud that stands out in a sky of white milky nothingness, treated like a dirty stain.


I have an education, access to a doctor, a house, a police service.
I am privileged in this world,
because I’m white.
My Poverty is relative and different.
I know nothing of having nothing, of being treated as nothing, as being seen as nothing.
Because I am white.


I need to understand what it is to be white.
I need to Understand mySelf as a white woman.
I see beautiful people
And rich diverse cultures.
Forgive my ignorance.
Brother Sister,
I love you.

~ Kathy Barenskie

(Want to support Black people? Stop talking, start listening
Fox News Austin


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Published by myinbetweenworld

“Mellow and flowing, a river gently meandering through a fresh green leafy glade. Touching into spirit and knowing. I’m going into Heart and accepting the shadow”. ~ KB

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