Exploring White Privilege at University of Georgia

Join us for the Exploring White Privilege group

In conversations about race and racism, well-intended white folks often feel stumped. They want to contribute, yet feel like it’s not “their place” to talk about race since they don’t experience racism. However, they also know that silence is a privilege.

Finding the balance between not centering or taking up too much space and not remaining silent in racial discussions challenges a lot of white people who want to contribute to addressing racism. This group is for people who identify as white who want to examine white privilege to better understand white folks’ roles in addressing race and racism without taking over.

What: Exploring White Privilege
When: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4
Where: Aderhold Hall Room G9

The group will meet regularly and topics will vary depending on the needs of the group. Facilitators will vary, depending on the topic for the week. The initial gathering will be facilitated by Chris Linder, faculty in the College Student Affairs Administration program. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend.

Please join us at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in G9 for our first meeting. If you are interested but cannot make the first meeting, please email Briana Bivens to get on the mailing list for future meetings.


Chris Linder- University of Georgia

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services (Counseling and Student Personnel Services, College Student Affairs Administration)


Whiteness & White Privilege in Education

Professor: Chris Linder, PhD 413G Aderhold Hall

The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to examine the dynamics of whiteness, white privilege, and racism in educational settings. By exploring the history of whiteness in the U.S.; understanding theories related to whiteness, white privilege, and racism; and engaging in personal reflection, students will better understand their roles in addressing racism and white privilege in education.

As a result of this course, students will:

• Understand and describe the social construction of race in the United States, with a specific focus on understanding the ways in which whiteness has been constructed through laws and practice.

• Examine their personal relationship to race, specifically focusing on their racial identity and history.

• Identify individual, institutional, and systemic examples of white privilege and racism in education contexts.

• Develop strategies to challenge and address white privilege and racism in education.









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