Robin DiAngelo speaks to the angry defensiveness often found in discussions of racism with white people, and notes that this kind of “white fragility” comes from a sense of deep entitlement. An essay those of us who carry white privileges ought to be discussing!
There have been lots of posts lately across the web, with advice to white people about how to be engaged in the struggle for racial justice. Here’s one of the most direct and concise ones I’ve read lately. I’m sharing it with my students. What is yours?
In part because of Ferguson, but perhaps more so from years of supporting faculty projects, the Wabash Center has just launched a blog entitled “Race Matters” which will seek to create a forum for teaching on race in theology and religious studies. They’re looking for essays — consider sending them something!
There’s nearly an avalanche of useful information on racial justice issues rushing through social media these days, as people try to come to grips with the death by police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. We’re going to try and collect some of it in this post (which we’ll update periodically). Please use the comments to suggest more to us.
Start with the #FergusonSyllabus hashtag, where many people are sending resources.
The NYTimes has collected a set of resources
Then the OdysseyNetwork is starting to put together a series of videos and essay reflections.
There are summaries of news pieces, set into context.
And there are reflections by MN educators.
What else are you sharing?