What’s Up With 68% of White People?

What’s Up With 68% of White People?

Pew Research has released a new poll showing that merely 37% of White people believe that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, raises important issues about race. (Compare to 80% of African Americans.) I know that there will always be some who “don’t see race” (supposedly), but a full two-thirds in what seems like such
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Favoritism (Privilege) is a Form of Discrimination

Favoritism (Privilege) is a Form of Discrimination

I came across an interesting article summarizing a study that found that “Favoritism, not hostility, causes most discrimination.” The main point of the findings is that social scientists have studied discrimination as hostility towards out-groups (negative discrimination) and have not spent much time studying the effects of favoritism towards in-groups (positive discrimination). I find this helpful
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I Don’t Feel Bad About Being White, 2

Jennifer Harvey’s second post on feeling bad about being white. Here, she summarizes of Janet Helms’s work on white racial identity development.

Andrea Smith on Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

Andrea Smith on Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

Since 2000, colonialism has been an important part of the Damascus Road Antiracism Analysis Training. Andrea Smith brings her insightful analysis in this fine piece on her Decolonization blog, “The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened.” With a historical analysis, she points to the interconnections between settler colonialism and anti-Black racism: [S]ettler colonialism does not
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I Don’t Feel Bad About Being White, 1

I Don’t Feel Bad About Being White, 1

So true: Critiquing “whiteness” doesn’t degrade white people. Rather it expects white people to be mature and open to growth.

Tammerie Day wrote this post reflecting

Tammerie Day wrote this post reflecting

Tammerie Day wrote this post reflecting on 2 workshops ROJ presented at #WildGooseFest http://ow.ly/yyXDi

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