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The Brilliant Strategy of White Supremacy

Let me see if I understand this correctly… Our nation’s white supremacy complex works tirelessly to oppress and destroy Black Americans through slavery, Jim Crow, “law enforcement,” and mass incarceration/war on drugs, resulting in endless generational cycles of economic, educational, employment, environmental, health, lifespan, trauma, and voting disadvantages…and then labels these same Black Americans as […]

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Racial Justice: Education Equity (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color continue to experience inequities in access to high-quality education–and these disparities have been exacerbated by COVID-19. According to this recent, well-researched article by McKinsey & Company, the average Black or Hispanic student remains roughly two years behind the average white student, and low-income students continue to be […]

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Podcasts I Recommend (Updated, June 2021)

Mindfulness Joseph Goldstein Insight Hour The Lion’s Roar Podcast Jack Kornfield Sharon Salzberg Tara Brach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Be Antiracist with Ibram K. Kendi Into America Code Switch (NPR) Critical Thinking on Various Topics On Being With Krista Tippett America Dissected Your Undivided Attention (The Center for Humane Technology) Future Perfect (Vox) Fresh Air […]

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Documenting My White Privilege

For white people, one of the most important foundations of racial justice work is recognizing and accepting one’s existing white privilege. White privilege, once embraced as a dynamic, constant reality in American life, is not something to feel defensive or guilty about. More helpfully, awareness of privilege can cultivate gratitude–and the will to extend privileges […]