Conversations on Racism: Additional Readings

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From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice, by Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens. This text explores the practices of establishing guidelines for conversations that seek to promote diversity and racial justice activities.

Conversation Guide for Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity by Shakti Butler, PhD. This conversation guide and glossary is designed to support organizations that are using this film to introduce the concept of systemic inequity to a diverse audience and deepened the conversation on race.

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” Wise explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so.

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