Kevin E Leven on Growing Through Internalized Racism
Grow Through It: Hate, Racism, Bullying
Kevin E Leven, Co-leader, Bucks County Anti-Racism Coalition, describes his experience growing up black in America in a well-off, privileged environment. This resulted in him internalizing racist ideas that undermined his self-worth and confidence. Leven is learning to prioritize himself and unlearn the patterns he learned as a child. Leven believes that anti-racism is a process, not a finish line. And once you are able to identify racism anywhere, especially in yourself, you are able to take steps to address it.