Before I Explain What I Mean
First, let me tell you why I’m writing about this. This is a post about people not knowing what they don’t know. When you don’t know what you don’t know, it really gets in the way of being effective. If you are completely unaware of something, then you are missing out on a whole world. If you are basing your understanding of the world on the assumption that everyone thinks like you, you CANNOT communicate effectively because you are starting from the wrong place.
Now Let Me Explain
I have to be careful how I explain this. I told a close friend that white people don’t know that they’re white–several times–and years later a conversation made it obvious that not only did she not understand what I meant, she didn’t believe me either. I have always thought I was pretty aware of the issues…
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