It is our sincere belief that most white Americans are not intentionally racist. The problem is primarily ignorance due to white privilege. Think about it. If an issue does not touch one's life, how much does someone think about it?
This is one of the ways in which the mass incarceration of African Americans is allowed to happen. Most white Americans are not aware of the issue. While discussions on this topic occur in minority communities, they never make it into mainstream media or the hearts and minds of most white Americans.
Mass incarceration will be a topic at this year's WPC, and Michelle Alexander will be the keynote speaker.
This is a powerful conference. Check out their website at http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/, and this flyer, http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/pdf/WPC12_FlyerAugust2010.pdf and register to attend if you can.