Our privilege is one of the primary blinders to our implicit bias. If we don’t have to think about how others’ biases might impact our well-being in our day-to-day lives, it is likely that we possess some level of privilege. And if we do possess privilege, it is likely that we are unaware of the way that we naturally and subconsciously assign value to others who are like us and have an aversion to those who are different. Which is why all of us who seek to be agents of justice in society, and especially those of us who espouse the values of Jesus Christ, must commit ourselves to engage in conscious reflection on our privilege and bias, and the work not just to suppress it within ourselves and society, but also to actively train our minds to think and react differently and work to ensure they systems and structures of society do the same.
From “Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People” by Brandan Robertson – Westminster John Knox Press