20 Things You Need to Read Before You Talk to Me About Race

Aware of Awareness

Inside of the classroom, my goalis to create a safe space for my students to learn about and explore the uncomfortable and challenging topics of inequality, race and racism. Outside of the classroom, my goalis mostly to maintain my sanity throughpractices of self-care and spirituality, nurture my creative expression, drink good wine andengage in compassionate action in my relationships and communities.

While my role as an educator and researcher involves teaching and writing onrace and social theory, in my civilian life as a writer and regular gal, I have no obligation whatsoever to engage people on issues of race.To the contrary, I have the right to set my own rules of engagement, establish my boundaries and clarify what is and is not acceptable for me. This is especially so given that”talking about race” (and more specifically, anti-blackness and white supremacy) is not merelysome sport or hobby for most people of…

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Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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