Guest Shemone Buie Valdes

The thing about white privilege is that white people don’t see it.  “White privilege” doesn’t mean your life hasn’t been hard, it simply means that your skin color isn’t one of the things making it harder.
This series is meant to share experiences of real people who have experienced racism and still experience it. The goal is to shine a light so that we ALL see it and take actionable steps to do something about it. 

Shemone Buie Valdes (aka Shemone BuVal)

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, go-giver, and a Citizen Empowering Others, Shemone is a two-time cancer survivor and believes that cancer happened so that she may serve others in this journey called life. She thoroughly enjoys mentoring students in business and leadership at San Jose State College. Always seeing the best in people and in life, Shemone is excited for what’s to come! Contact her at