11 Common Ways White Folks Avoid Taking Responsibility for Racism in the US

Anti-racism trainer, Robin DiAngelo, provides “rules” for giving feedback to white people.  She adds, “I did not set this system up but it does unfairly benefit me and I am responsible for interrupting it . . . Feedback is key to our ability to recognize and repair our inevitable and often unaware collusion.”

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2 Comments on “11 Common Ways White Folks Avoid Taking Responsibility for Racism in the US

  1. very important post for whites. Thank you all. Daniel

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    Daniel A. Harris

    http://www.danielharrispoet.net

    28 Dodds Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

    609.683.0198

    Professor of English and Jewish Studies

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Emeritus)

  2. It is fair to say that there is a great deal of work to be done on all sides. Remaining silent is a disease of many. Previously, white people denied receiving privilege or witnessing prejudices, overt or covert racisms. Today, we have the language and are becoming clear about the characteristics and behaviors associated with privilege; therefore, standing up for what is right has been made easier. Remaining silent means you are standing up for racism, speaking out means that you are concerns about social justice. Tell the truth, which side are you standing on?

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