Below is generally a place I’ll keep notes and thoughts for reference.
Parenting and race
It’s been a minute podcast position in episode
Aug 12th 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville NC. How do you talk to your kids about race, and when, how. Need to talk to your kids when they’re young, or they’ll think their misconceptions are the right ones. It’s white privilege that talking to your kids about race is an option, as opposed to a necessity to survival. Her kids 9 and 12 school hasn’t talked about it. Sam Sanders got race talk before sex talk. He thinks it’s that way for a lot of black kids.
The first place to start any progress is to start having conversations, bit by bit, starting small.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by BeverlyTatum amazon. 20 years old, but a good book about race questions with children.
Waking Up White by Debbie Irving amazon. Race is a social, and kids need concrete examples.
Kaepernick sits down during National Anthem.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” nfl.com
Unitarian music director DeReau Farrar Testimony, video
Men can respond with #iwill lifehacker
“on November 8th, the dispossessed ….. will vote for … the man who promised to upend the system that screwed them… Donald J Trump.” youtube
This American Life episode 627 – Suitable for Children. Details a trip as a child, and as an adult to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore.
When you step inside the museum, it’s dark. Immediately to the right, there’s a wax figure of a slave. He’s on his knees, his teeth knocked out, and he’s being held down by two white slavers who pull his head back. They’ve shoved a long funnel into his mouth and are pouring gruel through it, force-feeding him. Brown gruel spills out of his mouth. As an act of rebellion, some slaves wouldn’t eat, so the slavers made them. This is the very first thing you see.[…]
For me, that’s the point. When they leave shaken, when they leave crying– and that’s often the reaction– I have no problem with those tears. What people are going to talk about years later is going to be our slave ship. And they are going to say, I never forgot your lynching exhibit.
And everything else, it seems like a movie, if you don’t have a sense of exactly what people were fighting against. If you think that Rosa Parks, that what she did had something to do with the seat on the bus and you don’t understand that that act was going to get her jailed, but it could have gotten her lynched, as well.
facebook convo 11/2017 “It’s OK to be white”
I’m confused. Who said it wasn’t?? And people ask me why are you so tired every day?!!!