As Anti-racism activist Jane Elliot says: “We wouldn’t have to have Black Lives Matter if we didn’t have 300 years of Black Lives Don’t matter.”
These series of quick lessons hopefully will start to explain this, one detail at a time.
The opposition to learning about racism, or to an organization putting up a Black Lives Matter sign, etc. is framed in a wide variety of ways. If any of this seem familiar, if you are interested in how to interact with people who believe these sorts of things or just want to learn something new, this study guide presents short, bite size pieces of information (5-10 minutes read) that has proved to be successful.
This is a Step-by Step guide to get you started exploring the Healing Racism Toolkit. After this you might want to jump into the full site including the content listed under Beginning, Understanding, Acting and Becoming. There is also a “More Tools” section at the bottom of the front page is full of various links.
“I, maybe more than most people, can completely understand why broke white folks get pissed when the word “privilege” is thrown around. …Recognizing privilege simply means being aware that some people have to work much harder …”