…But I’m Not Racist, Right?

by Kathy Obear |

The full article on The Center for Transformation and Change website is here…


Excerpt from the article…


I remember when one of my deepest fears as a white person was to be called racist! Today, I don’t label people as racist, but instead focus on naming and interrupting racist behaviors and attitudes. When people are called racist they almost always shut down, get defensive, or fight back: none of these reactions generally leads to increased awareness and behavior change.

I find it far more effective to invite people to honestly assess which, if any, of the following types of racist attitudes and behaviors they have ever thought or done. Over my lifetime, I have done them all and if I go unconscious, I can replicate racist dynamics today in a split second.

I challenge you to choose courage in this confidential quiz as you reflect on each of the following items and use the following scale to rate how often you have thought or done them:

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Quiz by Dr. Kathy Obear and the Center for Transformation and Change

Introduction

Definitions

Facts

Maps

Assessment Tools

Appropriation & Aggression

White Privilege

White Supremacy

Slave Owners Are in Your Pocket

Public Displays

Performance Art

Workshops

Freedom and Justice Crier

Activist Resources

Dear White People

Being Allies

James, Rachel, Dragon

Reparations

Three Candles

Spiritual Foundations