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This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” Parsing out the term “white feminism,” beginning with this: Every single time women of colour talk about “white feminism” or “white feminists” within the context of discussions about the way that the mainstream feminist movement privileges whiteness, we deal with an onslaught of defensive white
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The “Santa Clausing” of MLK

The “Santa Clausing” of MLK

ROJ Trainer Conrad Moore offers his reflections as we approach the MLK holiday. This is the first of what we hope will be regular, or at least occasional, video offerings on the blog and our new YouTube channel.

No Trump When Playing the Race and Class Cards

This past weekend, Roots of Justice trainers gathered in Dallas to develop a new training model to guide participants in an exploration of the ways that various oppressions intersect. So I was especially interested to hear a short (1:32) story today on NPR’s Morning Edition about how “race trumps class” in the digital divide. (The “digital divide” describes
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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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