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White Anti-Racism

Lunchtime Discussion Series

This lunchtime discussion series on white anti-racism serves as an informal space to discuss and learn about whiteness. The series will explore, in particular, what it means for white people to practice anti-racism. The program follows President Crutcher’s recently released report on Making Excellence Inclusive, which calls for “training and ongoing learning opportunities focused on anti-bias, anti-racism, equity and inclusion for university administration, faculty, staff, and student leaders.”

The lunchtime series is open to any member of the campus community interested in better understanding what whiteness is, its relationship to racism, and implications for being anti-racist. We only ask that all participants keep the discussion centered on whiteness and white anti-racism.

Our next discussion will be on Monday, June 1 from noon – 1:00 p.m. with a focus on white anti-racism in light of the latest killings of and threats to unarmed Black people. If you would like to participate, please contact us for videoconference details.

During the academic year, 2019-2020, we met seventeen times, with fourteen of those focused on episodes of the Seeing White podcast series.

 

Resources

There are many resources available for furthering understanding and taking action. We offer here a few, and please contact us for additional resources or general inquires about white anti-racism.

White Supremacy Culture - Hosted by Dismantling Racism Works, this page delves into cultural racism, white supremacy culture, and offers resources for those who wish to learn more.

Racial Equity Tools - This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward racial justice at every level in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

 

In the news!

Read about the White Anti-Racism Lunchtime Discussion Series in the Collegian!