As a parent, it’s tempting to just say “no” flat-out.
After all, it’s tough for any parent to get used to this new stage in their child’s life.
As Peggy Mc Intosh of Wellesly explains in her White privilege checklist, White privilege is exemplified in many ways that are unseen to the beneficiary. While there are a handful of fans that go gaga over all the boy bands, most Americans didn’t know K-pop existed until Psy’s ultra-hit, Gangnam Style.
The time you’ve been dreading has finally come; your teenager wants to start dating.
This is something we all have to face eventually; it’s simply a part of dating.
You know it in your heart whom you would like to meet.
White privilege is rampant in our culture – so much so, it almost defines America. Huffington Post says it best: “In critical race theory, white privilege is a set of advantages that are believed to be enjoyed by white people beyond those commonly experienced by non-white people in the same social, political, and economic spaces (nation, community, workplace, income, etc.).
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But even so, the mainstream media still promotes Eurocentric beauty standards that we, in turn, accept as common sense.
A while back my good friend and wing woman Sarah Ann posted an article about the Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell and TED talk about how being white and beautiful gave her a privileged and entitled lifestyle.
However, it’s important to consider several factors when deciding if your teen should start dating.
You both have some important responsibilities here, so let’s take a closer look to find out if you and your kid are both ready for this.