White Fragility-Beyond The White Echo Chamber
Aug 16th topic: “Learning Through Transracial Adoption”
Like many white people Kelly Lamb of Easton, MA, could afford to talk about racism from an arm’s length–until it was right at her doorstep when she and her husband adopted three little black girls. Kelly will share how her understanding of systemic racism and her role in it as a white person changed as a result. How does everything we’re talking about appear in lives where the rubber meets the proverbial road?
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Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility has proven to be a cultural touchstone for our time. It is not uncommon in the US, though, that many white people don’t have regular contact with non-white people. Most white people, then, are only discussing race in an “echo chamber” of other white frames of reference–not the most conducive environment for real expanse.
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African American writer Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo, N.Y., believes we are way beyond holding hands when it comes to talking about race. This is your chance to contextualize your questions around race and equity from an unfiltered, real world, lived experience rather than a theoretical framework that only “echoes” back what you think you already know. Massey will present her take on the book’s ideas in frank, practical terms. The goal is to leave audiences with self-clarity and the ability to participate in conversations within their own personal spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humor, and humility.