Much of the reflective work I’m doing in my Master’s studies centers around uncovering and dismantling White Supremacy culture as it relates to educational systems and working with children. I’m sharing this as a way of hopefully inspiring others to engage in similar reflective work. As a white, middle class woman in the South I grew up immersed in some pretty limiting ways of thinking, especially in school. Up until a few years ago, I had a very foggy idea of just how pervasive and damaging these White Supremacy culture mindsets are. The work of confronting hidden biases and constricted ways of thinking is somewhat uncomfortable, but absolutely necessary. It has also afforded me a better understanding of the many ways that children are capable thought partners in this experience of working towards understanding and unity.
EXCELLENT resource here:
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE
From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001