The Unbearable Whiteness of Being.

Amidst the negative reactions to Invisible Hands´ Kony 2012 viral human rights campaign video, there appears to be little mention of how the marketing strategies employed by Jason Russell – cofounder and figurehead of Invisible Hands – perpetuate narratives of racial victimization and third world dependency.

Recap: Can we talk about Obama and Race?

"A strong crowd of attendess arrived early to hear from the knowledgable panel members, anticipating a thought-provoking discussion on Monday evening at Suffolk University's Law School. If you were unable to attend the very informative “Obama and race” event presented by Community Change, be sure visit their website to learn about this initial discussion.

Combatting Racism: A workshop with Paul Marcus - Report Back

More than forty people, mostly white, gathered a couple of weeks ago at the Winchester Unitarian Church for a workshop on structural racism.  CCI’s executive director Paul Marcus facilitated most of the three-hour event. 
 
Paul compared structural racism to the movie The Matrix, in which humans believe they are autonomous individuals but are actually embedded in a malevolent system that they cannot see.

"The Emperor Has No Clothes" Teaching about Race and Racism to People Who Don't Want to Know

On November 1st, 2011, Ph.D. and educator Tema Okun delivered a talk at a Community Change, Inc. event at the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston. Watch the talk below.

Tema Okun Speaks at Community Change. Inc. 2011-11-01

Verna Myers' Moving Diversity Forward Talk

01/24/2012 6:00 pm
01/24/2012 8:00 pm
America/New York

 

Vernã Myers, author of Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing, discussed her book on the evening of January 24 at 6pm in the faculty dining room of Suffolk Law School.

Remembering Derrick Bell

Doing antiracist work, it is impossible to not have the name Derrick Bell grace your presence.  Whether you are a college student learning about critical race theory or an educator trying to impart realities of racism to your students or an activist trying to make sense of the policies that maintains this cycle, Derrick Bell has always been there to guide us.

A field guide for White liberals who want to break up with Obama

By Lisa Patel Stevens

This is an advice column for White liberals who are in genuine pain over Obama and his lack of superhero savior status as president. This is not a column justifying any of Obama’s actions as President. That is actually a bit beside the point. It’s my advice for how White liberals must see their relationship with Obama as one that was about race from the get go and how they must get real and honest about this if they actually want to save their relationship.

"What to the Slave is the 4th of July?" Reading Frederick Douglass in the Era of Barack Obama

Fellow citizens, why am I called upon...

...to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?

30 Days of Race

     One day, a young man realized that race had been affecting him, making it a “terrible year.” He decided to confront it by questioning strangers on the street. J.A. Mitchell developed the conversations into the book 30 Days of Race to present the “Idea of Race” and its social realities like a tangled yarn ball or a wildflower bouquet, with some shriveled and ugly pieces indeed. The result of the process is powerful.

Rally to support unions, 'cause "We ain't going back"

On Thursday, March 10th, at 11 a.m., activists and community organizers gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts State House to rally. They spoke a clear message: The Black Community supports unions!

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