The Racial Justice and Multicultural Community of the Alliance of Baptists is beginning a study of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo (with a Foreword by Michael Eric Dyson).
In the introduction, Robin DiAngelo writes: Socialized into a deeply internalized sense of superiority that we either are unaware of or can never admit to ourselves, we become highly fragile in conversations about race. We consider a challenge to our racial worldviews as a challenge to our very identities as good, moral people.
The Community will host monthly Zoom calls. The first hour will be a guided book discussion for community learning. After the book discussion, we will take time for sharing about local activities, connecting with resources, and mutual support (30 minutes max). You can join by phone or video. Calls will happen on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 Eastern. On September 17 we will cover the Forward, Author’s Note, Introduction and Chapter 1.
The Zoom link will be sent out to the RJM mailing list closer to the meeting time. Questions? Contact Tammerie Day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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