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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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September 16th 2013:White was Invented, Now Set Me Free!

The Irish were mistreated until they too became ‘White’ people. Rita Starr, Founder and Program Developer of Healing Our Nation and author, knows 1st hand what it’s like to be ‘White’ and then learn the truth about the invention of ‘Whiteness’. When did ‘Whiteness’ begin and become law in the US? Everyone is affected and loses something in racism. But what got lost for ‘White’ people? The data says, overall, it’s still the safest and wealthiest identity going. Now is there something else? The US demographics continue to point to more Latino, African, Asian, and Native American growth. Wil

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Rita Starr

Rita Starr has spent over thirty years analyzing prejudice and oppression from both a systems point of view and the need to address the necessary emotional healing of both the victim and perpetrator. Her programs are distinguished by their capacity to move beyond talking about racism to strengthening people’s capacity to work for substantive change, both personally and institutionally. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Starr founded Healing Our Nation in 1987. Her programs have received national recognition including the 'President’s Initiative on Race' established during the Clinton Administration as well as community organizations, businesses, and city governments such as the City
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