Proximity to black people

As white people, we can’t just declare ourselves to be non-racist or unbiased. The mere desire to be without racial bias doesn’t have the power to undo our racism acculturation. Additionally, unconscious bias and racism aren’t erased by having black friends or relatives. The “my sister’s husband is Black, so I can’t be racist” is…Read more »

White people’s work

She said not to turn away, when we became uncomfortable, that the work would make us uneasy. I agreed. I’d heard and understood that message over a decade ago, at a UPenn diversity workshop. I watched as folks turned away then, when the work became difficult- when it challenged us to consider our privilege in…Read more »