Walk the heart maze in prayer for racial justice. As John Lewis said, “You are the Light. Never let anyone — any person or any force — dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant…”
Black man gets prison for pointing toy gun while white woman gets probation for bank theft. The 33 year old male was taken into custody for pointing a toy at commuter. Meanwhile the bank contacted the police after an audit showed it was missing $75,990.
This module explores the places and spaces in our society and ourselves where things started and were incubated to grow into where we are today. It is also important to remember that history is now. When Harriet Tubman was born, Thomas Jefferson was alive and Ronald Reagan was alive when she died.
A place where truth telling is severely compromised is the celebrating of holidays particularly Thanksgiving. If we let go of the myth and start speaking truth can we still have a meaningful Thanksgiving? This can happen if we choose to tell the real story, acknowledge that the Pilgrims were European immigrants and often didn’t behave in loving or respectful way, and the real reason Thanksgiving was begun which had nothing to do with Pilgrims and Native people.
Colorblindness has become a frequently used lens to discuss racial difference by many white Americans, and despite the overwhelming research that suggests that colorblind ideology further perpetuates white supremacy, some are having a hard time letting it go.
Don’t question our experiences. You’ll never understand them because you don’t walk through the world with black or brown skin. Just sit there and listen.
As we move forward in both understanding the context of the issue and what ordinary people can actually, practically do to change the dynamics of race in this country, it is important that we all have some common understanding of how terms are being used.