Kara Anderson is a millennial who lives in South Carolina, where a Confederate battle flag flew on the Statehouse grounds until 2015. She grew up in East Tennessee, where most people choose not to acknowledge race. But Anderson believes white people must explore their own racial identity to understand their particular role in working for racial justice. And as an aspiring journalist and a member of a seemingly progressive generation, she believes an extensive look at white racial justice activism is necessary to inform her personal pursuit of social justice.
Anderson is a senior writing for print and digital media major at Columbia College, South Carolina. She’s a staff member of her school’s student newspaper. She is also a writing tutor at her school.