When we think of the impact of inequity, marginalization, oppression and injustice, we think of the groups that are undeniably harmed: Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women and LGBTQ and non-binary folx, people with disabilities, working-class people and others.
What is less obvious and rarely discussed is the impact on white men; how they too are harmed in the very systems that privilege them, at a cost we can no longer bear.
Both history and science provide undeniable evidence of how white men are being harmed (depression, isolation, suicide, addictions, violence). And we as a society ignore and diminish this unhealed harm, until it is projected back out into the world. This is one of many reasons why the journey of white men is so crucial to all of us.
And another reason, beyond harm, is love . . . For you are meant to find your life and liberation.
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” —Albert Camus