Fundamentally, racism is a spiritual disease akin to an addiction.
Fundamentally, racism is a spiritual disease akin to an addiction. Addressing it is a matter of spiritual development as well as the other elements in this Toolkit. Our goal needs to be to allow Spirit to move freely within and between us all, which is impossible if all the permutations of racism, from white supremacy to an unjust “justice” system, white hoarding of leadership and resources, etc., remain intact.
This is a link to a 12 Step program called Racists in Recovery Anonymous and the booklet shown above that was put together in 2008 to further this work.
In addition, here is a link to an article “Hope For The White Supremacist Within” written by LVM Shelton | September 2016 which expertly addressing this aspect of the problem.
A website devoted to this work is Racists Anonymous
Developed in 2018/19: “The 12-Step program is designed to pull us forward as we first acknowledge that we have a problem; secondly, we accept that the problem is beyond our ability to manage; and third, we turn this problem over to the Higher Power. If we do this, we will reduce the ways we continually infect succeeding generations.”