Two the most commonly misunderstood terms are white privilege and white supremacy. The hope is that these definitions will help white people move beyond guilt, shame, blame, denial, and resistance, to examine how to challenge specific forms of white privilege and supremacy.
“Critical race theory” (CRT) actually is an academic concept, mostly taught in law schools, that studies U.S. policies and institutions. It started in the 1970s as a framework for legal analysis, when law professors began exploring how race and racism have shaped American law and society.
We have gotten through two modules, one on WHY Black Lives Matter and a second on WHAT are the definitions for the terms we are using. We then are going to finish these first 2 Modules with a Q&A and a feedback form. Please respond when and however you are able.
Black codes were laws enacted through the South both during and after slavery that governed slaves and free people of color. They included things such as teaching or attempt to teach, any slave to read or write, he or she shall be sentenced to receive thirty-nine lashes on his or her bare back.
Like nearly all wealthy landowners in Virginia, George Washington owned enslaved people who worked his land. He received the first enslaved workers of his own when his father died in 1743. Washington, just 11 years old at the time, was willed 10 enslaved people, and by the time he married Martha Custis in 1759, he had purchased at least eight more.
Maine Human Rights Coalition President James Varner has been hosting Juneteenth events for more than 50 years. He spoke in the Bangor Maine area at the first federally recognized holiday. Why though is teaching about it and race theory in general a problem for so many?