Intro to Racism and White Privilege Webinar Recordings

Below are where recording links will be posted when ready for each of the 24 webinars for the 2020Intro to Racism and White Privilege Webinar Series.  If you find any broken links, editing errors, or have any feedback at all please email peoplesschooldc@gmail.com. 

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Webinar Recordings

Systems and Whiteness

Class 1:Systems and Fragility
Defining Racism • White Fragility • Common Excuses to Deny Racism and White Privilege • Systemic Racism • Rise of Race Neutral Racism

Class 2: Whiteness
Creation of White, Culture of Whiteness • White Privilege • Color Blind/Post Racial Myth, White Savior Complex • Whitelash • White Centering (White Fragility, White Comfort, White Guilt, White Victimhood/White Tears) • Respectability Politics (Tone Policing, Civility, Divisiveness, Spiritual Bypassing • White Silence • Non-Physical Racial Violence)

Class 3: Internalizations and Bias
Internalizations and Socializations • Stereotypes vs. Racial Biases • History of Racial Stereotypes • Modern Racial Bias, Misrepresentation in Media • Understanding Your Own Bias • Microaggressions • The Anti-PC Movement • Dehumanization • Cultural Appropriation • The N-Word,

Add on Lesson
20 Tips on Having Tough Conversations about Racism

  1. Don’t Unfriend
  2. Hold space for multiple narratives
  3. Learn when to “call out” or “call in”
  4. Take a Second Before Responding
  5. Come from a place of Compassion
  6. State Goals and Intentions of the Conversation
  7. Avoid Shaming
  8. Use Active Listening and Assertive Communication
  9. Ask questions and identify bridges
  10. Deep Listening, Deep Canvassing, and RACE
  11. Morally Reframed
  12. Model Vulnerability, Not Data
  13. Build Alliances
  14. Understand Logical Fallacies
  15. Prepare Rebuttals Ahead of Time
  16. Use Media as Rebuttals
  17. Challenge Segregated Beliefs by Inviting to Diverse Experiences
  18. Become an Active Bystander
  19. Learn to Rest, Not Quit
  20. Work on Your Self
  21. Learn How to Receive Feedback

History of White Supremacy

Class 4: Capitalism and Colonialism
Colonial vs Decolonized Narratives • Rise of European Capitalism • Capitalism, Colonialism, Imperialism • African Colonization • American Colonialism • North American Settler Colonialism • Native Americans Today • The Legacy of Colonialism • Decolonizing

Class 5: Foundation of US White Supremacy
Historic White Head Starts in US • Realities of US Slavery Not Taught • The Overthrow of Reconstruction • Slavery by Another Name • White Terrorism and Lynching • History of Voter Suppression

Class 6: Whitewashing US History
Brief History of US Education • Whitewashing US History • The Lost Cause of the Confederacy Movement • The Birth of a Written US Black History • Radical Historians and New Social Scientists • Critical Race Theory (CRT) • 21st Century Curriculum Battles • Modern Efforts to “Unwhitewash”

Solidifying Segregation

Class 7: Racial Segregation: Jim Crow to School Choice
What is Segregation • History of Segregation • History of Desegregation • Southern Resistance • Segregation Through School Choice • Non Southern Resistance • Re-segregation and White Parents • Possible Integration Solutions

Strategic Racism

(The Political Right Class was recorded out of order in order to be ready before the Nov 2020 election)

Class 11: Political Right
Dog Whistle Politics • Southern Strategy and Rise of Modern GOP • The Religious Right • Rightwing Media • Tea Party • Trump • Trump Voters • The GOP Spoken and Unspoken Platform • Far Right Terrorism


Schedule

  • Each group of classes are organized around central themes

***Schedule Updates:  Due to limited capacity 1 class a month will be recorded and sent out. But the class order should remain. ***

Theme: Systems and Internalizations

Classes

  • Systems and Fragility
  • Whiteness
  • Internalizations and Bias

Theme: History of White Supremacy

Classes

  • Colonialism and Capitalism
  • US Foundations of White Supremacy
  • Whitewashing US History

Theme: Solidifying Segregation

Classes

  • Racial Segregation and School Choice
  • Housing Discrimination, Banking, and Black Capitalism
  • Racial Histories Not Taught in School

Theme: Strategic Racism

Classes

  • Patriarchy and White Supremacy
  • Rightwing Politics
  • Neoliberalism and Neocolonialism

Theme: Mass Incarceration

Classes

  • Rise of Mass Incarceration
  • Prison industrial complex
  • Policing

Theme: Modern Spatial Racism

Classes

  • Gentrification & Affordable Housing
  • Environmental Racism
  • Food Justice

Theme: Xenophobia

Classes

  • Anti-immigrant
  • Latinx and Asian American Discrimination
  • Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Palestinian

Theme: Confronting Racism

Classes

  • Understanding Effects of Racism and Learning to Decolonize
  • Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism: 101
  • Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism: 201

Full Schedule with Class Topics

July: Systems and Whiteness
Class 1: Systems and Fragility
Defining Racism • White Fragility • Common Excuses to Deny Racism and White Privilege • Systemic Racism • Rise of Race Neutral Racism
Class 2: Whiteness
Creation of White, Culture of Whiteness • White Privilege • Color Blind/Post Racial Myth, White Savior Complex • Whitelash • White Centering (White Fragility, White Comfort, White Guilt, White Victimhood/White Tears) • Respectability Politics (Tone Policing, Civility, Divisiveness, Spiritual Bypassing • White Silence • Non-Physical Racial Violence)
Class 3: Internalizations and Bias
Internalizations and Socializations • Stereotypes vs. Racial Biases • History of Racial Stereotypes • Modern Racial Bias, Misrepresentation in Media • Understanding Your Own Bias • Microaggressions • The Anti-PC Movement • The N-Word, Dehumanization • Cultural Appropriation

August: History of White supremacy
Class 1: Colonialism and Capitalism
Narratives • Rise of European Capitalism, Capitalism + Imperialism = Colonialism • African Colonialism • American colonialism • Native Americans Today
Class 2: US Foundation of White Supremacy
The Impact of Historic Racism and White Privilege, Slavery and the Failure of Reconstruction • White Terrorism and Lynching • History of Voter Suppression
Class 3: Whitewashing US History
Whitewashing US History • The Lost Cause of the Confederacy Movement • The Birth of a Written US Black History • Radical Historians and New Social Scientists • Critical Race Theory (CRT) • The 21st Century Textbook Fight

September: Solidifying Segregation
Class 1: Racial segregation
History of Segregation, Desegregation, and Re-segregation • White Resistance
Class 2: Housing Discrimination, Banking, and Black Capitalism
History of Housing Discrimination • Modern Housing Discrimination • History of Banking discrimination • Black banking • Nixon’s Black capitalism
Class 3: Racial Histories Not Taught in School
Black Land Theft • Racial History of Welfare • Racial History of Unions and Right to Work Policies • Racial History of Gun Ownership • Racial History of Standardize Testing • Racial History of American Medicine • 50 years after the Kerner Commission

October: Strategic Racism
Class 1: Patriarchy and White Supremacy
Presenting lessons from the following books: The Creation of Patriarchy (Lerner) • Witch and Caliban (Federici) • At the Dark End of the Street (McGuire) • Welfare Racism (Neubeck and Cazenave) • Killing the Black Body (Roberts) • Women, Race, & Class (Davis) • How We Get Free : Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Taylor)
Class 2: Rightwing Politics
Dog Whistle Politic • Southern Strategy • The Religious Right • Rightwing Media • Tea Party, Trump and His Supporters • White Terrorism
Class 3: Neoliberalism and Neo-colonialism
Colonialism vs. Neocolonialism • Types of Neocolonialism • Neoliberalism

November: Mass Incarceration
Class 1: Rise of Mass Incarceration
Modern Racial Disparities in the Justice System • Institutional Racism in US Criminally Justice System, • Historic Racism in US Criminally Justice System • Modern “Race Neutral” Racist Criminal Laws • War on Drugs
Class 2: Prison industrial complex
Racial History of Prisons • Private Slave Labor Prison Systems • History of Bail Bonds • Felon Disenfranchisement • School-to-Prison Pipeline • Restorative Justice
Class 3:  Policing
Racial History of US Police • Modern Policing Issues • The Criminalization of Civil Rights Activists, COINTELPRO • Reform Movement • Abolition Movement • Alternatives to Calling the Police

December: Spatial Racism
Class 1:  Gentrification and Affordable Housing
What is Gentrification? • History of Affordable Housing Crisis • Affordable Housing Crisis Today • Eviction Crisis • Impact of Home Sharing Rental Platforms (Airbnb, etc.) • Possible Solutions• Strategies for Community Organizing to Fight Gentrification
Class 2:  Environmental Racism
What is Environmental Racism • Environmental Injustices Today • Decolonizing the Environmental Movement
Class 3:  Food Justice
What is Food Justice • The History of the US Food System • The Real Farm to Table: Farm and Food Worker Rights • Environmental Racism in Our Food System • Food Apartheid • Food Sovereignty

January: Xenophobia
Class 1:  Anti-Immigration
Xenophobia • History of Immigration Discrimination • Historic Waves of Anti-immigrant Xenophobia in US • Modern Anti-Immigrant • Current Xenophobic Anti-Immigrant Wave, Problems in Current Immigration System • US Policies that Caused Immigration Crisis • The Fear of Demographic Change • Intersectionalities of Xenophobia
Class 2: Latinx and Asian American Discrimination
History of Latin American Discrimination • Modern Latin American discrimination • History of Asian American Discrimination • Modern Asian American Discrimination
Class 3:  Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Palestinian
Overview of Islamophobia • Overview of Anti-Semitism • Overview of Anti-Palestinian • Anti-Semitism vs. Anti-Palestinian

February: Confronting Racism
Class 1: Effects of Racism and Learning to Decolonize
Internalized Racism • Racial Trauma • Non-Physical Racial Violence • Weathering • Historical Trauma • Emotional Labor * Coping with Racial Trauma
Class 2: Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism: 101
12-Tips for Confronting Racism and White Privilege • Common Excuses to Deny Racism and White Privilege • Liberal Racism
Class 3: Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism: 201
Anti-harassment Strategies • Organizational Anti-racism • Duality of Inclusiveness • For Kids • Institutional Change • Anti-Racism Tools and Exercises

Feedback
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