Have you ever felt uncomfortable discussing racism or white privilege? Or thought: “I’m not a privileged person. I’ve worked hard for everything. I’m not racist; I’m color blind.” Are you concerned about racial justice and inequality in our society? Then join our study group as we explore these topics and many more. We will use two critically acclaimed books: Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (Elephant Room Press, 2014) and White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo (Beacon Press, 2018). Reviewers describe these books as essential reading for white people who want to consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism. Both authors provide important lessons and tips on how to move from avoidance to courageous conversations, from exclusion to inclusion. Using her materials and those of others, we will explore race vs. class, stereotypes, and multi-culturalism. We’ll engage outside speakers, read other articles and provide a safe and inclusive environment for lively, candid discussions. Everyone is welcome to join us. No class on 11/26/20.