National Geographic editor Susan Goldberg asks readers to participate in Race Card project and signs off as being “White, privileged with much to learn.” More divisive racial politics continues to take hold in the West and will do for years to come.
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You could not make this up. National Geographic asked its reader(s) to participate in their Race Card project which sees those feature sum up their experience in race in six words.
So the editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg decided to join in by signing off; “White, privileged with much to learn.”
This has sparked off a big row in the US with a psychology professor and author Geoffrey Miller saying; “If she is ashamed of her race and class maybe she should resign.”
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My sense is that race will dominate politics in the West for decades to come and I fear it will divide more than it unites.
At the Baftas on Sunday 11 of the 23 awards went to people of colour. Were they really that good or was it that TV types felt it would be good PR if they were handed the prizes.
I suspect many white actors had a view as they watched. A view that might not be politically correct and a view that they cannot share.
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