Wedsday GA Notes 9/25/2013 5 attending
-Moreland CommisionReportback; Near riot tensions. Panel are monied players as well.
Dan- Updates on Forum; PR efforts; YNN might cover.
Tom- Opportunity; Talk of race between communities Via Archie- Nov 2nd- How Whites can help with racism. A workshop 9am -3:30 sliding cost; highest at $85
Anora-Race as divider makes more sense to whites than “privilege”
-A conversation ensues about structural racism. About strategy in this topic. We take turns speaking.
How to educate people on race/privilege; one or other.
-Some problems with the workshop description. Put on by ‘Center for study of White Culture’ ?? says they would keep it going by changing ‘it’.
-A focus on bringing structural racism to light in simple ways.
-Discussion on ‘what is white culture?’ A matter of in group/ out group dynamics.
Gail- focus on this (white culture) is a backward step. Shouldn’t we want to smash social constructs? - back and forth on messaging and definitions; no clear disagreement on points. – Racism as tool of class war. Most negative responses are out there because of treatment as an other. New Jim Crow as vehicle for message. Lets see what we could do with Black/minority groups.