Recently, I have found myself calling out white men for their white privilege. I live in a predominately white world, so that may not be surprising. What I have noticed when I call them out is that liberal men are generally surprised – “Do you mean me?” Yes, I do, and if you have to ask it only proves the point! The fact that I am more comfortable calling white men out on their privilege means that it is becoming safer to call them out. It used to be seen as an extreme view from an angry black woman, but now it is received with more curiosity and compassion - at least in the coastal cities. White men have taken a hit. I’ve heard some say “it’s hard being a white man now” and it’s true it is harder than it used to be. Although some would say it’s not wise for them to say so because they have had such an advantage, I think they are only speaking their truth and they are expressing a vulnerability that allows for a conversation. This has happened twice in the last week, and unlike in the past, not only did I feel safe, I felt heard, and they considered what I said and that is the beginning of the conversation.