Professor Siegel Comments on White Privilege in the Castro

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- On a remedy for the Castro’s legacy of injustice, including the circumstances surrounding Hot Cookie, SF State Professor Scott Siegel, who teaches in the International Relations Department and resides in the neighborhood, thinks there is a way forward. He said the path begins with a spirit of continued accountability and efforts of amelioration by “gay white males of privilege,” such as himself.

“The way forward is more people standing up against [injustices of the past] and receiving support by the majority, the majority white and wealthy in this city acknowledging the positions of power and privilege they enjoy and putting more people of color and marginalized communities in power to address systemic inequalities,” Siegel said.