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Connecting the Dots: Protecting Students from White Nationalist Influence during COVID-19

“To fully understand how hate groups influence today’s kids and teens, it is important that parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, and others understand the scope of the threat, recognize the warning signs, and interrupt the indoctrination.  This series builds on the existing reporting about hate groups and their online recruitment tactics and makes important connections to empower […]

By |July 21st, 2020|anti-racism, extremism, white nationalism|0 Comments

A Conversation with My Dad

Conversations with my dad were not always so productive. Throughout the early years of my awakening to racial injustice and my complicity, my attempts to talk about what I was learning with my father usually left me frustrated, angry, or silenced. The overall result was a sense of alienation within my own family.

That was close […]

By |July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Day with the Far-Right, Where I Live and Breathe

Everything I have learned about the alt-right has made me fearful and worried. I have also been horrified, witnessing the expanding reach of their rhetoric and attempts to convince people that we live in a world I don’t recognize. But until recently, I thought this movement lived at something of a distance, outside my community

Imagine […]

By |May 31st, 2019|anti-racism, racial identity, white nationalism|0 Comments

A Reflection on 2018

Words do not come easy for me. I am inspired to write only when I have something to say that goes beyond what I have seen published or posted. That doesn’t happen often. And it happened less this year than usual. I write today for two reasons. First, this post is something of a diary […]

By |December 30th, 2018|anti-racism, AWARE, Living in the Tension, racial identity|0 Comments

White Guilt and Spiritual Healing

Last month I received two very intriguing and connected requests. The first was to publish a guest blogger’s article on White Guilt and Spiritual Health. The second was an invitation to co-facilitate a webinar on Transforming White Guilt for Everyday Feminism. A beautiful synchronicity, I would say. See below for the article by Cassie Steele, […]

By |May 19th, 2018|anti-racism, racial identity, Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When History Repeats: A Concern and a Response

Last Fall, when I came face to face with members of the alt-right, people intent on provoking the men and women of color around me in order to videotape their angry reactions for the sake of white supremacist fund-raising, I wrote about it. I wrote about the disappointment I felt at the police response, and […]

By |April 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On-ramps and Lanes on the Racial Justice Freeway

In my late twenties, I did not experience myself as a political being. I loved psychology, valued community building, and was attracted to healing modalities. I was also an educator. I understood that racism was wrong. And thanks to mentorship provided by amazing people of color, I understood that my socialization as a white woman […]

By |December 13th, 2017|anti-racism, AWARE, Uncategorized|0 Comments

White Supremacists Came to Us

The week after the violence in Charlottesville, I spoke with my father about the neo-Nazis and how emboldened they are right now. He said that he was proud to have a daughter who was standing up to racism. Not more than a few sentences later, however, he advised that I stay away from any demonstrations […]

By |September 24th, 2017|anti-racism|0 Comments

Spirit and Soul in Challenging Times

I have been inspired this last month by the growing number of people creating networks, workshops,  and curricula that combine healing practices with racial identity and justice work. Recent conversations brought to mind a particular conceptual framing that has been really meaningful to me. It’s what helps me hold the spiritual conception of transcendence in […]

Accountability, Spirituality, and Living in the Tension

Are you a member of a liberal or progressive spiritual/religious organization invested in social justice?
Does the organization struggle when it comes to living out principles of racial justice?
Do you feel conflicted and/or confused when called to be accountable to people of color?

If you answered “yes” to at least two of the questions above, you […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments