Assimilation Is a Barrier to Equity

In my April 26, 2021 blog , Inhabiting Whiteness – How Whites Keep the Racial Hierarchy in Place, I describe the ways whites strive to keep control, and fail to work as true equals with BIPOC folk.  I believe one of the driving dynamics behind this common pattern of...

The Biggest Identity Politics Goes Unnamed

You  may have seen articles in the press about the issue of identify politics.  Numerous white commentators depict it as something that is dysfunctional to the body politic.  When these authors refer to identify politics, they are referring to the perspectives put...

A Critical Role for Whites, First Steps

When I first began to seriously investigate racism, and the role we whites play in perpetuating it, I felt hesitant and awkward.  I realized that this issue was huge, and my understanding of it was fairly limited.  Racial injustice really angered me, but I was not...