RaceForward (formerly the Applied Research Center and publisher of Colorlines) has released a report which
They invited Jay Smooth to do a quick rundown, though he doesn’t so much give an overview as describe the difference between individual and systemic racism. Take a 5-minute break to look at it.
The Indigenous Nelson Mandela
Parsing out the term “white feminism,” beginning with this:
Every single time women of colour talk about “white feminism” or “white feminists” within the context of discussions about the way that the mainstream feminist movement privileges whiteness, we deal with an onslaught of defensive white women insisting that they personallyare not like that, and would you please say “some white women” and not make generalizations?
The “Santa Clausing” of MLK
ROJ Trainer Conrad Moore offers his reflections as we approach the MLK holiday. This is the first of what we hope will be regular, or at least occasional, video offerings on the blog and our new YouTube channel.
This past weekend, Roots of Justice trainers gathered in Dallas to develop a new training model to guide participants in an exploration of the ways that various oppressions intersect. So I was especially interested to hear a short (1:32) story today on NPR’s Morning Edition about how “race trumps class” in the digital divide. (The “digital divide” describes unequal access to internet resources, usually focusing on race, and has been a subject of study for years.)
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