Read on (or listen) here: Claudia Rankine — How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?
Prepare yourself to discuss race, racism and other difficult topics with students.
Acknowledging privilege is difficult. It implicates you in the act of oppression, and very few want to think of themselves as oppressors. But if you dislike racism, yet do little — if anything — to resist it, you’re enabling racial oppression and benefitting from it. This not only harms people of color. It also harms white people and their humanity.
You’ve heard it. You might’ve said it. “I don’t see color.” Or “We’re all just people.” This author has learned about several problems with the colorblind ideology, and here they are: 7 Reasons Why ‘Colorblindness’ Contributes to Racism Instead of Solves It
Joy DeGruy’s opening in this clip is very useful in explaining the difference between racial prejudice and racism.
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