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“Teach us to Sit Still”: Coming Home after the Undoing Racism Workshop

by Phyllis B. Frank and Gail Golden   “Teach us to Sit Still”: * Coming Home after the Undoing Racism Workshop** by Phyllis B. Frank and Gail Golden Many of us fortunate enough to take the Undoing Racism Workshop have described it as a transformative, life changing experience. For many participants, it gave us the first true understanding of systemic racism and its deep

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Beyond Guilt: How to Deal with Societal Racism

By Lauren Nile and Jack Straton Racism manifests in a number of ways, including internalized, personal, institutional, and societal. This article addresses the specific form of racism that we refer to as “societal,” and provides a method of responding to the guilt-based reactions of many European Americans to the subject of racism.   Download: Guilt_Nile_Straton[1].pdf


Martin Luther King, Non-violence, and the Anti-Sexist Men’s Movement

By Robert Brannon It is important to look back and remember the ideological history of today’s anti-sexist men’s movement.   Not so much the dates and details, but the sources of our ideals and ideas, and the movements and events that influenced our evolving ideology and strategies. The modern roots of our movement, more than anywhere else, began in the great American social upheaval of the

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White-Bashing? Teaching “Hot-Button” Issues via Indirection

BY JACK C. STRATON Revised 2009 from the version that appeared in Democracy & Education, Fall 2000, pp. 69-72. The biggest barriers to learning about racism, sexism, and the other oppressions, are the non-rational aversive reactions most of us have to the material and to the learning process. Download: whitebashrev09[1].pdf


Racial Intervention Story Exchange (RISE)

I have recently developed a Web Repository – The Racial Intervention Story Exchange – where students, teachers, employees, managers, and other concerned people can exchange stories of the ways in which they have intervened across racial lines. When European Americans consider racism in the US, they often think of the KKK and skinheads, but what dominates the attention of many people-of-color are what Lauren

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Racism in America: The Trayvon Martin Case

A NOMAS Position Statement The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is outraged by the tragic homicide of Trayvon Martin and subsequent failure of criminal justice officials to charge the man who admits to killing Martin, George Zimmerman.  This is an injustice to Martin and his family, and epitomizes the racial injustice that continues to permeate our society.  Racism remains a primary source

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