1. A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHITE FEAR

This episode’s theme is “white fear,” prompted by experience with long-running white affinity groups. Here’s how the “Racial Equity Tools” web site describes these groups: 

To advance racial equity, there is work for white people and people of color to do separately and together. Caucuses provide spaces for people to work within their own racial/ethnic groups. For white people, a caucus provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege and to increase one’s critical analysis around these concepts. A white caucus also puts the onus on white people to teach each other about these ideas, rather than placing a burden on people of color to teach them.

Here is a conversation among Hannah du Plessis of Fit Associates, TIffany Wilhelm, and Erika Johnson about their own experience and perspectives on the theme of “White Fear.”

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