I did not understand the concept of white exceptionalism until a work colleague encouraged me to attend a Ruby Payne Framework of Poverty workshop. I know there is a great deal of evidence that does not support that Framework . However, my participation at that workshop allowed me to start the process of seeing the world through another’s eyes. From that point on, I was able to start the process of considering what it was like to be a POC. Which allowed me to understand my white privilege . Which in turn allowed me to understand I had been relying on my false sense of white exceptionalism to rationalize my inaction toward ending racism. Thankfully, because of the guidance I have received from others, I am able to move passed inaction and become an anti-racist!