Date: 6/20/18 9:59 am
From: Geoffrey Ives <geoffives...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Not often on birder's radars: white privilege
Thanks for posting this. It never occurred to me, although I could produce
another video - The Rules for a Black Attending a White Wedding as a Guest.
My daughter's ex-boyfriend taught us about those rules. Quite a wakeup call
for my family. Lot's of your the help moments. Lots.


On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:58:31 PM UTC-4, Craig Kesselheim wrote:
>
> Birding friends - I am sharing this in the spirit of an informational and
> non-political perspective on our shared passion; I hope that's OK within
> the listserv community. I don't need replies unless you wish to, and I'm
> happy to receive those off-list. From where I sit it seems like the
> community of birders in the world is not yet representative of who lives in
> our towns and our region.
>
> This is a 2-minute video called "Birding While Black
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU>." It showed me yet another
> way that I don't have to be reminded of my race: when I step out of the
> house wearing a hoodie and carrying binoculars. For me it was important
> food for thought and action.
>
> Best,
> Craig K
>

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