Reconsidering my Autobiography

I am a white male. When I was writing my autobiography I did not consider adding this information. Reflecting on my autobiography I have come to realize that by not mentioning these aspects of my life I was enjoying white privilege. I am part of a very privileged majority that often forgets just how privileged they are. I think that it was obvious that I am a male because my first name is Adam and I included a picture of myself. The fact that I am white however, is very relevant to who I am today and perhaps not as obvious as the fact that I am a male. In my autobiography I briefly mentioned volunteering at North Albert Community School, thinking back on this, it was probably the first time I became aware of my whiteness. The first day I walked into the classroom and there was two white people; the teacher and myself. My whiteness has played a huge part in wanting to become a teacher because it was at North Albert Community School that I realized what career path I wanted to take.

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