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On building racial stamina

If you’re like me, you’re super uncomfortable talking about race and racism as a white person in the U.S.

If you’re like me, you’ll keep on talking–and, more importantly, listening!–anyway.

For more on this, please read “On Building Racial Stamina: the Journey Out of White Fragility.

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  1. December 29, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Sigh. It happens here too. And is condoned, enabled and assisted by those in power. Might is NOT right. And is frequently grievously wrong.

    • December 31, 2016 at 3:57 am

      You said it perfectly. Sadly, when might goes forever unchecked, it does not become less mighty.

  2. December 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    may we all feel heard
    and understood
    when expressing our joy
    and suffering to each other 🙂

  3. January 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Good essay! I’m flagging, to share with on the Facebook page I run (for a community organizing group focused on social, racial, and economic justice). I have found that resources written by other white people, who are still learning but further along in their journeys, are among the most effective ways to connect with nervous people who ~want~ to do better but feel silenced by their own fear of making an offensive mistake.

    • January 21, 2017 at 6:52 am

      I don’t know how this comment disappeared, but I just saw it trying a new view on my phone! Thank you. You’re right about having people with whom to walk that road. A friend recently told me it felt like she was waaay behind me. I said I follow many of the people I do on Twitter because I’m waaay behind them, and their openness allows me to catch up.

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