Examining Whiteness

Current month resources and links:
Videos on Microaggressions :

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-unintentional-but-insidious-bias-can-be-the-most-harmful

Additional one may be of interest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RfwnibEd3A

The Whiteness Study Group

The Whiteness Study Group (WSG) is a self-created group of AMM members/attenders with a dedication to understanding issues of racism and whiteness and facilitating ways for AMM to participate in this process.  We are engaged in studying whiteness/white supremacy/racism, and reflecting on how they each impact our individual, spiritual lives and the collective life of the Meeting. Most members of this group participated in the book group on Fit for Freedom, Not Friendship, and feel both need and urgency to continue our (and the Meeting’s) study of these matters (as per AMM’s minuted commitments to study this issue as far back as 2012).  The WSG is actively engaged in preparing a monthly presentation for Meeting for Business, a monthly movie night, and at least two workshops open to members and attenders in 2018. We are a loosely organized group meeting regularly with each meeting date/time established at the time of the previous meeting.
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Topics covered in 2018: 

Implicit Bias:

Implicit Bias: how it effects us and how we push through | Melanie Funchess
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr8G7MtRNlk

Implicit Bias test:
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
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Video resources for Racial Literacy & Awareness

https://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/under-our-skin

Deconstructing White Privilege with Robin DiAngelo (@20 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwIx3KQer54
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Putting Racism on the Table is a series of videos that help develop a shared vocabulary for moving deeper into this work.
Full website here: http://www.puttingracismonthetable.org/

Podcasts:

Youtube of sessions here:
Structural Racism, by John A. Powell
Discussion Guide – Structural Racism – john powell

White Privilege by Robin DiAngelo (she is the author of the concept we have been studying called White Fragility)
PuttingRacismTable_Discussion Guide – White Privilege

Julie Nelson on Implicit Bias:
Discussion Guide – Implicit Bias – Julie Nelson

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READINGS
Carrying the Weight of How the White World Imagines You
https://onbeing.org/blog/miguel-clark-mallet-carrying-the-weight-of-how-the-white-world-imagines-you/

Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism in Sacred Activism: An Open Letter to Spiritual White Folks
https://virginiarosenberg.com/blog/2016/7/10/converting-hidden-spiritual-racism-into-sacred-activism-an-open-letter-to-spiritual-white-folks

Racial Equity Tools: Implicit Bias
http://www.racialequitytools.org/act/communicating/implicit-bias

AFSC guide on “Denormalizing Whiteness”
Whiteness for Friends FINAL_0

What Is Whiteness_ – The New York Times

Understanding Whiteness | Calgary Anti-Racism Education | University of Calgary

White Fragility-Why Its Hard to Talk White People Racism

White Fragility Is Racial Violence | Huffington Post

White Fragility_DiAngelo_fullpaper

TheSubtleLinguisticsofPoliteWhiteSupremacy

https://melmagazine.com/a-practical-guide-to-whiteness-in-the-age-of-trump-ea96515ac2a1#.ss75ybg2b

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/11-things-white-people-can-do-be-real-anti-racist-allies

https://thsppl.com/i-racist-538512462265#.kkyw49t5t

http://www.friendsjournal.org/white-garden/

“People of Color are in an Abusive Relat… (with White America)

‘mAbsolutelyAngryBlackWoman

Letter_Birmingham_Jail

A recent blog post from AFSC on learning our stories connects to our witness on immigration: “The stories we tell- Reckoning with our…e | AFSC