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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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June 25th 2012:Unraveling the Knot of Race and White Privilege

Dr. Allan G. Johnson, what is White privilege really? Is it a myth or popular ‘catch’ phrase that means a 1000 things to a 1000 people? It may spark more argument and barriers among ‘races’ of people. Some say it makes “White” people the new target. Is this one reason we find it harder to move forward on race matter as a country and around the globe? A knot is a powerful historical symbol in USA culture. It’s made to hold and not easily let go. He’s White, straight, male, and spent 30 years doing deep personal work and thinking on many of the ‘isms’. What does he see that’s needed for the n

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Allan G. Johnson

Allan G. Johnson is a public speaker, sociologist, nonfiction writer, and novelist who devotes his life to understanding the human condition, especially systems of privilege based on gender, race, and social class. Allan’s social justice work focuses on what we can do to understand and change our shared legacy of life organized around oppressive systems privilege, power, and difference. Unraveling the knot of privilege begins with getting clear about what privilege really is, what it’s got to do with each of us, and about how everyone can see themselves as part of the process of change toward something better. In his book Privilege, Power, and Difference, Allan Johnson teaches us how to thin
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