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.
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.