Monday, August 10, 2020

Now What? Continuing the Work after Day 28

What do you do with your Me and White Supremacy journal?
  • Return to the prompts again and again, going deeper each time.
Keep learning.
  • Attend workshops.
  • Take courses.
  • Find articles.
  • Read books (see the list on pp. 231-233, but also look for new books that are being published).
  • Listen to podcasts (start with the list on p. 234).
  • View films and documentaries (a few are listed on p. 234).
  • Make lifelong learning about antiracism a goal.
  • Check out all the Resources at the end of this book.
Show up for BIPOC.
  • at meetings.
  • at rallies.
  • at marches.
  • at fund-raisers.
Financially support those working for BIPOC rights.
  • organizations.
  • nonprofits.
  • political candidates.
Live your commitments with integrity for your antiracist values.
  • Challenge systems.
  • Work to create structural changes.
  • Dismantle white supremacy institutionally as well as personally.
  • Do the work that you CAN do every day to create the change the world needs by creating change within yourself.
  • Help change the world.
Work in groups (see the Appendix).
  • Learn about The Circle Way (p. 213).
This chart is found on p. 217 (with "Hosting" and "Invitation" reversed).
Here's the link to The Circle Way found on page 212 in the Appendix
and links to the book's website, author's page, and her blog.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Week 4: Power, Relationships, and Commitments

Day 22: You and White Feminism
"If feminism can understand the patriarchy, it's imprt to question why so many feminists struggle to understand whiteness as a political structure in the very same way." — Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I' No Longer Talking to White People about Race
Day 23: You and White Leaders
"If we don't challenge each other to use our platforms for better than our niches or what our quote-unquote brand is, what are we doing as influencers?  If we can't activate our audiences at the times it's important or needed, then what do we have these platforms for?" — Luvvie Ajayi
Day 24: You and Your Friends
"There is no social-change fairy.  There is only change made by the hands of individuals." — Winona LaDuke
Day 25: You and Your Family
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." — Nelson Mandela
Day 26: You and Your Values
"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." — Cornel West
Day 27: You and Losing Privilege
"Whitness is an advantage and privilege because you have made it so, not because the universe demands it." — Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We CAnnot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Day 28: You and Your Commitments
"The relevant question is not whether all Whites are racist but how we can move move White people from a position of active or passive racism to one of active antiracism." — Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Footnote — The overview blog post for this book is found at this link: