Can White People Ever Emotionally Understand The Impact of Racism?

Sue Lyle, a teacher trainer for over 20 years has struggled to understand racism and to give would-be teachers a small insight into what it feels to be child from a BAME community. Understanding white privilege and the power of fiction have helped, she says.

It’s hard for a white person, no matter how well intentioned, to really understand what it is like to be black or from an ethnic minority, in a predominantly white society.

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