Examining Whiteness

**Updated  8.19.17**

Hello Friends,
Below are links to connect you to articles and videos related to our work on whiteness, white supremacy, and racism.

Toward the bottom of this page, you will find the readings we shared last Fall and earlier this year, as well as three videos from the Putting Racism on the Table series. Also below that are a few additional readings that were helpful to my own growth in this work.

More immediately below, you will find links to a few articles that were published or shared (again) in the days following the White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville. These writings were shared with me by members of our Meeting, or by other friends in the wider Quaker and Faith-based community.

Thank you, again, for your commitment to this challenging and vital process of growth and (hopefully) transformation of ourselves and the systems and institutions in which we live.
Tina Kachele, Clerk, AMM
kekachele@earthlink.com

 

Recent articles

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

 

Video resources:

**A NEW GREAT RESOURCE!! (a series of short videos from Seattle: scroll down the page for different parts of the project)
https://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/under-our-skin
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Putting Racism on the Table is a series of videos that will help us develop a shared vocabulary to move deeper into this work. Each of these sessions comes with a set of questions we may use for discussion.
Feel free to watch or listen on your own; we will organize community viewings and discussions as time and energy allow.

Full website here: http://www.puttingracismonthetable.org/

Podcasts:

Youtube of sessions here:
I call your attention in particular to three sessions:
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

Below are links to the AFSC guide on “Denormalizing Whiteness” as well as the readings we have shared from that guide so far. Feel free to access additional readings and resources from the AFSC Guide and share your thoughts as we learn and grow together!
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

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES that may be of interest to you:

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

 

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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