White privilege is. It is woven into every strand of the fabric of our society. It simply is. It is not an abstract concept. Unfortunately, because it is simply an unrecognized and assumed way of being, it is effortless to ignore by whites. When brought up, as in calling out the elephant in the room, there is a powerful defense that the elephant doesn't exist. It has become a "shoot the messenger" way of operation, and literally countless people have died. I am white, and I am willing to explore my role and do the work. Thank you for this course! I hope that we will build momentum to throw off the veil covering white privilege and go deep to explore it and replace it with an alternative that TRULY celebrates diversity.