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What are we letting go of in ‘Letting Go of Literary Whiteness’?

Carlin Borsheim-Black and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, authors of Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students, explain the shift in perspective needed for true, anti-racist literary instruction. “A critical focus on Whiteness . . . helps us to…

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Art Against Racism, September 20-30, 2019

CORRECTION: Caroline Clarke’s talk about reparations will take place on WEDNESDAY, September 25 at 7:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave.

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What’s Missing From “White Fragility”

African American Literature professor, Lauren Michele Jackson, questions the value of workshops like those conducted by White Fragility author, Robin DiAngelo.  She quotes DiAngelo saying, “To address whiteness properly, white people must ‘turn towards and away’ from whiteness, ‘turning towards…

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Antiracism Symbol Design Challenge until July 29, 2019.

In advance of Ibram X. Kendi’s new book How to Be an Antiracist, The Antiracist Research & Policy Center (ARPC) and Penguin Random House are sponsoring a campaign to design a new symbol, “a symbol that captures the power, promise,…

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An Antiracist Reading List

Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, provides a list of titles to help people carry out “the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage.”  To see the list,…

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