The writer explains how it took years before he “woke up” to a new understanding of racism. “I had to re-think comfortable assumptions: that it is better to be colorblind; that prejudice = reverse racism; that self-segregation by people of color is inherently hypocritical; that progress is better made by adhering to social norms; that the problem lies not in race, but in class. . . . Ultimately, the most insidious aspect of white privilege is not seeing. Our experiences of the world work against us truly seeing how others experience it.”