A frustrated student, a question suffused with anguish: “What are you trying to do to me, anyway?” – My head and heart were engaged one more time with a young white male struggling with his growing awareness of racism. Continue reading “From Awareness To Action”
Over the years there have been attempts to get athletic teams to change names which are often offensive to Native Americans. That movement has gained new momentum in the last year, responsive to the advent of the tomahawk chop, the appearance of fans in fake Indian headdress, painted faces and behavior which mimics stereotypes of native people. Continue reading “Doing the Right Thing”
Many places I turn today I see, hear, and read about an emphasis on multicultural studies, intercultural relationships, and managing diversity. Both my head and my files bulge with the concepts those words represent. Most of what I have heard about, read, and seen has been good; I applaud those who engage multicultural and diversity issues as major foci for the emerging century.
BUT …multicultural/diversity emphases are not enough! Continue reading “Multicultural/Diversity Emphases …Not Enough!!!!!”
[Editor’s Note: This is from a series of articles written for PACE, a journal for Roman Catholic educators. The third article in the series is specific to the Roman Catholic Church and, therefore, is not included here.]
What Needs to be Changed?
As was pointed out in the November PACE, racism is not a high-priority issue among white people generally-even among PACE subscribers. Continue reading “Working Against Racism”
Blatant racism continues to grow in strength during this twentieth century Post-Reconstruction period. The KKK conducts training for a race war, unhindered by our government. Four hundred whites in Philadelphia chant “We want them out,” when they see blacks moving into “their” neighborhood. Continue reading “Diagnostic Tools for Work Against Racism”