I’ve been having some interesting and challenging conversations on race recently. One of the things that seems most difficult for people I encounter to wrap their minds around is the concept of institutional racism. Raised on the belief that democratic law and justice are impartial, it’s hard for Americans to understand how a “system” can... Continue Reading →
Waking Up White: Chapter 24 - Everyone is Different; Everyone Belongs The author discusses her children's school, where diversity is valued but children of color fall behind white students nonetheless
Blog Challenge: Waking Up White - Chapter 23: "Diversity Training" In which the author examines why she tends to stay among people like herself.
Waking Up White: Chapter 22 - Why Do I Always End Up With White People? In which the author unpacks a day at the park.
Waking Up White: Chapter 20 - My Robin Hood Syndrome In which Marie Antoinette discovers why those ungrateful peasants failed to thank her for the cakes.
Chapter 17: My Good People The Reading Every fiber of my being had once believed that the rule makers and system operators in America were good people, leaders who looked out for everyone, who would never make selfish decisions. I knew executives, real estate moguls, media guys, and politicians - people who ran stuff. I... Continue Reading →