I am a Latina educator. Nevertheless, I ALSO experienced guilt when I began learning and watching all the Netflix documentaries that schooled me on what I thought I knew. To be honest, I was embarrassed. I thought I understood since I had experienced discrimination at work, at school, and even with extended family that I was "woke". But it is painfully obvious that I, even as a minority, still have tons more to learn, say, and do.
As a Latina, I felt discrimination and micro-aggressions but felt ill-equipped, ill-informed to address them effectively. I didn't even know they had labels and I thought it best if I didn't rock the boat that I didn't feel equipped to keep afloat. When my white friend told me about this training, I thought, sure, I'll join too but it was more for her than for me. I am so THANKFUL for her and for this training.
I am learning how to use my voice and to find my power and my position to make meaningful change.