No Blame. No Shame. No Guilt.
That’s how I lead my courses. Blame, shame, and guilt waste time and energy that we need in class to undo our conditioning. That's not to say you won't feel those emotions. It does mean that I'm not blaming white people living today for creating the racist system that we live under. However, it is your responsibility to recognize that it exists and work to undo it. Be Brave. Get Engaged.
I provide a tailored audio meditation to help you release those feelings outside of class.
While we didn’t create the systems that sustain systemic racism, we are responsible to undo the damage. Here are your responsibilities as a student in my course:
Whether we’re discussing racism, feminism, ableism, some other ism or allyship, I will present facts about history that aren’t being taught in most American public schools. Listen and ask questions.
Our collective history and the myths we are taught affect our beliefs and behaviors today. Community-wide behavior change happens when people learn new facts and shift their beliefs. We are dealing with consequences from decisions made hundreds of years ago and America’s true history being hidden on purpose.
Systemic racism and other isms can be subtle. You’ve been trained to not see it. Learn to stop overlooking your own conditioning, privilege, and prejudiced actions as well as those of others.
Knowledge without action is useless, so stand up for yourself and other marginalized communities. Be an ally. Be Brave. Get Engaged. End Racism.