As a black woman, it has taken me a while to began to understand that de-constructing and eradicating racism does not solely rest on the shoulders of black people. I know this might seem obvious to many people, but, for me I have been living with the impact of racism for so long it has been very difficult to step out of “reactive” mode and embrace anti-racist work that is being done by “like-minded” people from other cultures, including white people.
Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Rev. David Billings, D. Div., a “white” anti-racist trainer, and learn about the work being done at The Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond. This organization is committed to de-constructing racism by educating people, both white and black, on the negative impact of racism in American society.
At this time, I would like to share some of my conversation with Rev…
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