Rev. Joy Atkinson 

When one is in a privileged position in a given culture, it is often very hard to fully recognize it. The pervasive culture of white supremacy operates in this way, granting advantages to those it defines as "white" while denying them to people of color. White supremacy culture is "the water we swim in," even within our beloved Unitarian Universalist denomination. How can those of us in the dominant group learn to recognize the advantages we have been granted, and how can we use these understandings to help dismantle systemic white supremacy?