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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 17

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Success

Homework

  1. Page 222: “Toure and Hamilton could not have foreseen how their concepts of overt and covert racism would be used by people across the ideological board to turn racism into something hidden and unknowable.” How does this statement parallel how the academic work of Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” is being used by white people to avoid taking responsibility for their role in maintaining and benefiting from racism?
  2. Page 223: What strategies and language can you adopt to help you convey an understanding and responsibility of racist policies to individuals in your life who are unfamiliar?
  3. Page 224: How would you explain the differences between the dictionary definition of “racism/ist: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” with the ideas” and the one provided in chapter 1 “one who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea”?

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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 16

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Failure

Activist: One who has a record of power or policy change.

Homework

  1. Page 204: Identify and evaluate current policies that hold Blacks responsible for the racist ideas and beliefs of whitenesss.
  2. Page 207: How would your “activism” change if you accepted and internalized that whiteness is NOT racist due to a lack of information or knowledge?
  3. Page 214: Based on your role as a member of the #/causeascene community, evaluate your personal effort as an antiracist against the guiding principles. What strategies can you implement that challenge the discriminatory and harmful policies and practices within the tech industry?

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How To Be An Antiracist – A Strategy [Rebroadcast]

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Things to remember about engaging as a #causeascene community member:

  • There’s no “I’m not racist.” There’s ONLY racist and antiracist.
  • An antiracist strategy isn’t about equality, it’s about equity. It is about actually discrimination against the interests of the privileged, in favor of prioritizing the most vulnerable
  • I’m not here to rehabilitate or change anyone’s mind. I want them gone because they’re taking up space and resources.
  • Friends who are 1 to 2 degrees away from individuals who actively, intentionally, and strategically cause harm, which makes you unsafe to the most vulnerable

Dueling Consciousness:

  • Segregationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a permanently inferior racial group can never be developed and is supporting policy that segregates away that racial group.
  • Assimilationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a racial group is culturally or behaviorally inferior and is supporting cultural or behavioral enrichment programs to develop that racial group.
  • Antiracist: One who is expressing the idea that racial groups are equals and none needs developing, and is supporting policy that reduces racial inequality.

Additional Resources

Homework:

  • Take some time to think about the things related to race that make you uncomfortable. Write them down and begin to better understand how they create barriers for you on your antiracist journey
  • Find someone in the community who is doing the work of antiracism and commit to finding out what kind of support they need and PROVIDE it
  • Sign up for The Alliance at @causeasceneALL

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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 15

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Sexuality 

Queer Racism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to inequity between race-sexualities and are substantiated by racist ideas about race-sexualities. 

Queer Antiracism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to equity between race-sexualities and are substantiated by antiracist ideas about race-sexualities. 

Homework

  1. Page 196: Dr. Kendi uses the word “perform/ed” related to the outward behavioral ideas of femininity and masculinity, what are your thoughts on the use of this word in the context of sexuality
  2. Page 197: Start following 10 new people, on whatever social media platform you use, from the Black and brown transgender community. Your intention is NOT to become a voyeur or parasite, but it seek opportunities to support and amplify the causes they care about WITHOUT centering yourself.
  3. Page 200: Define “patriarchal woman”. Write a critique about their role in maintaining systems of oppression, which includes a strategy that challenges that role.
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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 14

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Gender

Gender Racism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to inequity between race-gender and are substantiated by racist ideas about race-gender.

Gender Antiracism: A powerful collection of antiracist policies that lead to equity between race-gender and are substantiated by antiracist ideas about race-gender.

Homework

  1. Page 186:
    1. Part 1– Find a recent media story that highlights the role Black women play at fighting sexism in Black spaces and racism in women’s spaces and write a critique on how you could support Black feminists and Black feminism.
    2. Part 2 – Find a recent media story that highlights the role Black queer activist play at fighting homophobia in Black spaces and racism in queer spaces and write a critique on how you could support Black queer activist and Black queer activism.
  2. Page 188: Research “gendered racism” and take some time to develop an understand that will enable you to engage effectively in conversations and take action that amplifies women of color, particularly Black women, who have this unique perspective without centering yourself and while minimizing harm.
  3. Page 189: “To truly be antiracist is to be feminist. To truly be feminist is to be antiracist”. I see so many individuals with “feminist in their social media bios. Ask yourself, “Am I actively an antiracist or have I been prioritizing gender?” If I have been prioritizing gender, what do I need to do to expand my understanding and actions to the level of being an antiracist?”
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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 14

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