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...tural imperialism, and violence, through what I experience in my gender (36). Ricardo also discussed being cisgender, heterosexual, and able to show love to his partner in public, which were privileges I had not even thought of while writing my testimonial.
In “Who Am I,” Beverly Tatum writes that the examination of oneself involves embracing all identities. Embracing all of my identities without feeling stuck in guilt is something that I am still working on. I think that I am now in the fifth step of Helm’s White Racial Identity Development Model, immersion/emersion. This step includes personal exploration of myself as a racial being, and means that I am asking more questions about what it means to be white. I hope to enter the sixth step in Helm’s White Racial Identity Development Model, autonomy. I aim to reduce my feelings of guilt and abandon White entitlement.
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