Feb 27, 2010

Race the Power of Illusion: Part Two

It was a beautiful Thursday evening. We began with a reminder of Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and the concepts behind the Open Source: who ever is in the room is the right person. This made us feel good about being here on this evening. We partnered, taking turns telling and listening to each other about when we first became aware there were other races and how was it explained to you or how did you explain it to your self. Part Two covered where our ideas of race came from and how they shifted over time, and how people took that information to rationalize their actions. We finished the session with small groups discussing the story of race in Seattle. This discussion helped bring home the institutional part of institutional racism and bias in our region.

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