An extraordinary opportunity for our community to come together and talk about racism as it relates to each of us and the role we might play in the problem. A coalition of local organizations and schools in Blaine County have come together to bring you an opportunity to join a very important discussion. This is a free event.
What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? I will describe the way race shapes the lives of White people, explain what makes racism so hard for White people to see, and identify common White racial patterns that prevent us from moving towards greater racial equity. Weaving information, analysis, stories, images, and familiar examples, I provide the framework needed to develop white racial literacy. Although the focus is on white racial identity development, people of color may also find the analysis valuable as it is one that is rarely affirmed or provided in mainstream society. Robin’s presentation will provide an essential foundation for building racial literacy.
- Provide a shared framework for differentiating between: prejudice, discrimination, and systematic racism
- Understand the basic dynamics of current race relations in the U.S.
- Examine the concept of whiteness and white racial socialization
- Identify and make everyday patterns of whiteness recognizable
- Recognize common barriers to bridging racial divides and introduce the skills necessary for bridging them
- Recognize the above as an on-going process and build motivation to continue
- Identify resources for supporting the work of racial equity