To my beloved white community, Lists are circulating: what white people can do about Ferguson, Eric Garner, Reneisha MacBride, about racism and white privilege. There are so many possible, powerful steps. This is my list of seven essential actions for white people: Coming from a space of love and justice, own our racism. Get that […]
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My friend Jim Edler, who posted in June, is a pioneer. In the early 1970s, Jim and colleagues were leading anti-racism trainings for white people in tandem with trainings for people of color. Jim’s unpublished dissertation of January 1974, White on White: An Anti-Racism Manual for White Educators in the Process of Becoming explores what can be done about […]
Most readers recognize many of these names: Emmett Till, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, James Byrd, Troy Davis, Trayvon Martin. All are American men of African descent, brutally murdered (or executed by the state in Davis’ case) essentially for the crime of being Black. They represent a tiny fraction of African Americans assaulted, incarcerated or killed […]