My son is white. My son starts with privilege. He starts life on the lowest difficulty setting. We are not poor. I want to give him every chance I can to succeed in whatever makes him happy. My problem is this: how, as a mother, can I teach him NOT to become a racist, sexist, pigheadedly blind asshole? How do I help teach him to think of others and give of himself? How do I start teaching him what privilege is and how to recognize when it is getting in the way of seeing the truth in other peoples' lives? How do I do this without making him sick of it and his nutty mum?
I am looking for books, media, anything that will help me explain to my son that just because he is a white male, does not mean that he has all the answers. He will get enough of that pernicious message from school and culture. I want to help him understand that the stories of people not like him are just as important (and sometimes more so).