Privilege works systematically to over-empower certain groups. So what are the daily effects of white privilege? And what will white people do with such knowledge?
White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what the author refers to as White Fragility.
Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts.
Use the strategies in this resource as you prepare to facilitate difficult conversations about race and racism. You can also use them to build competency when discussing other types of discrimination such as gender bias, ableism, and religious or anti-LGBT persecution.
Productive conversations about race are difficult to have. This is particularly true for a focus on embedded racial inequities. Based in communications research, this tool makes such conversations more likely to achieve results everyone can embrace.
Opening with an annotated bibliography organized around themes such as “framing”, “dialogue on race” and “thinking about race”, this thorough resource can help communities and organizations to facilitate necessary dialogues that move towards transformative change, equity and inclusion.