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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

Round Up: The Rodger Murders, Misogyny, and White Supremacy

Round Up: The Rodger Murders, Misogyny, and White Supremacy

A lot is being written about the mass killing spree of Elliot Rodger. I though I’d just post a quick summary and link to some articles, but the more I read, the more wished articles took on a more rounded, intersectional analysis. Rodger’s complex story includes male entitlement and misogyny, internalized racism/white supremacy, heteronormativity, mental illness, and
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Vincent Harding has Transitioned

Vincent Harding has Transitioned

Vincent Harding, one of the great Civil Rights leaders, died yesterday. Roots of Justice feels a special connection to him, since he and his wife Rosemarie we involved in some early racial justice work with Mennonite Central Committee, ROJ’s former parent organization. “You can’t start a movement,” Harding said, “but you can prepare for one.” via Rest
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Easy Racism: Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, and a lot of other people

Easy Racism: Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, and a lot of other people

It’s been a good week for those who like to be incensed. Two aging white men said some very offensive and racist things on tape and the media has showered us all with righteous anger. Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers pro basketball team, has been banned from pro ball and fined as much as possible
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Linguistic Racism

Linguistic Racism

On Saturday I was shopping at the farmer’s market, and for the entertainment of children, a magician was putting on a brief show. During the classic Cup Trick, he had everyone count the cups – “one, two, three” – and then in Spanish, French, and German. Then, “In Japanese, ….” and he added three nonsense words that
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