Resource Links Tagged with "2000’s"

Building Accountable Relationships with Communities of Color: Some Lessons Learned

by the Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team | November 2007
One benefit White Pax Christi folks are discovering as a result of engaging with Communities of Color during the Peoples Peace Initiative process are the new insights and wisdom that have deepen their understanding of the challenges of peacemaking in this new century. As a result, White Pax Christi groups around the country are becoming more committed to transformation Pax Christi into an anti-racist multicultural Catholic movement for peace with justice. TAGS: [Collective Action] [Accountability] [2000’s]

A Long History of Racial Preferences – for Whites

by Larry Adelman, California Newsreel | Month Unknown 2003
Many middle-class white people, especially those of us who grew up in the suburbs, like to think that we got to where we are today by virtue of our merit – hard work, intelligence, pluck, and maybe a little luck. And while we may be sympathetic to the plight of others, we close down when we hear the words “affirmative action” or “racial preferences.” We worked hard, we made it on our own, the thinking goes, why don’t ‘they’? After all, it’s been almost 40 years now since the Civil Rights Act was passed. What we don’t readily acknowledge is that racial preferences have a long, institutional history in this country – a white history. Here are a few ways in which government programs and practices have channeled wealth and opportunities to white people at the expense of others.
TAGS: [Racial Terrorism] [2000’s] [Slavery] [White Privilege] [History] [Systemic Racism] [White Supremacy] [Colorblindness] [Racial Covenants]

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun | (Month Unknown) 2001
From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups
Below is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. They are damaging to both people of color and to white people. Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture.
TAGS: [Strategies] [2000’s] [White Supremacy] [White Culture] [Tips-Dos/Don’ts]