If only moving could insulate us from racism: Thoughts on Justine Sacco

So, if you haven’t heard, Justine Sacco, (now formerly) public relations for an internet company that owns a number of websites including The Daily Beast, offered this tweet just before boarding a plane from London to Cape Town, South Africa: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Over the next
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Roots of Antiracism Start Young

Roots of Antiracism Start Young

The week after Caela attended a Damascus Road Analysis Training, she presented the children’s sermon at First United Church where she is a minister. Building on the concept of “internalized superiority,” she talked about how the church’s annual food drive helps people in need and encouraged the kids to think about how those people can
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I’m Dreaming of a White Jesus

I’m Dreaming of a White Jesus

Perhaps you have seen the video – Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly responds to a Slate column in which Aisha Harris writes about the cognitive dissonance she experienced as a child, when the images of Santa in her home were black, but all the Santas out there in the world were white.  Harris proposes a new imaging of Santa
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Microaggressions

Microaggressions

If you’ve never heard the term “microaggression,” take a look at these links. In short, a microaggression is an individually small act that demeans, insults, or otherwise sets apart a non-privileged person. Being the target of countless microaggressions over the course of a life, week, or day, takes a very real toll. 21 Racial Microaggressions
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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

In memory of a great worker for justice. Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.

Video: Reverse racism DOES exist

Video: Reverse racism DOES exist

A bit of mid-week humor.

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