No Blame. No Shame. No Guilt.
That’s how I teach my classes. Blame, shame, and guilt waste time and energy that we need to do the work in class. So you’ll need to work on those feelings on your own time, and I’ll provide a few audio meditations to help.
While we didn’t create America’s racial system, we are responsible to undo the damage. Here are your responsibilities in class:
- LEARN the true history of America and how racism was deliberately worked into the legal and social systems.
- UNDERSTAND how history affects the present. Slavery and discrimination were not erased after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. We are dealing with consequences from decisions and actions hundreds of years ago.
- RECOGNIZE racism when you see it. Learn to stop overlooking racist actions by others.
- DO SOMETHING. Knowledge without action is useless.