Join us Sunday for the final meeting.
Tuesday evening, the “Waking Up White” group focused on institutional racism. Institutional racism is the ways in which the structures, policies and procedures of institutions are founded upon and then promote, reproduce and perpetuate advantages for white people and the oppression of people of color. We shared about our experiences of institutional racism and how the structures of a predominately white society favor white people. Where have you seen institutions and the structure of society favoring white people over persons of color? Have you spoken up in those instances or just accepted it as normal reality?
We also watched a video about how the racist institutions of plantations, Jim Crow laws, ghettos, and prisons produced, reproduced and renewed racism as an enduring part of the United States. You can watch this video here.