Amendment 7 (2017)Referred to the Resolutions Committee
New I. Racial Justice
Amend by addition on page 24, line 15 of the yellow book:
The National Education Association acknowledges the existence of, and will actively advocate for, the construction of social and educational strategies whose goal is the elimination of institutional racism, white privilege, and white supremacy.
White supremacy is here defined as an institutionally perpetuated system of overt and covert exploitation and oppression of people of color by white people for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege.
White privilege is here defined as, “An invisible package of unearned assets,” a set of advantages white people benefit from that are automatically conferred irrespective of wealth, gender, or other factors and that are severely limited or withheld from people of color.