In a recent Deanne’s Notebook, Head of School Deanne Benson recently shared her thoughts about racism in our country. The following is an excerpt.
“As a white person, I wear my white privilege every day. My experiences are not those of my black friends. A few years ago, a black friend arrived late to a meeting in Waltham we were both attending. Driving through Belmont she had been stopped by the police. She wasn’t speeding. She didn’t go through a red light. It seemed her offense was the color of her skin. Two weeks ago, a black friend asked me, “What’s the first thing you hear if the police pull you over?” My response, “May I see your registration and driver’s license.” The first thing he hears—“Is this your car?”