July 7, 2019

Susan Banyas’  The Hillsboro Story:    “If you were Charlotte,” I ask Doris, “what word would you choose to weave into the web—to save the world?”  “Friendship,” Doris says, “for everybody just to try friendship. That’s hard to do.”   Robin DiAngelo’s  White Fragility: Why it’s Hard for White People to Talk About Racism:    "Interrupting the forces of racism is ongoing lifelong work because the forces conditioning us into racist frameworks are always at play; our learning will never be finished. Yet our simplistic definition of racism - as intentional acts of racial discrimination committed by immoral individuals - engenders a confidence that we are not part of the problem and that our earning is thus complete.”

Susan Banyas’ The Hillsboro Story:

“If you were Charlotte,” I ask Doris, “what word would you choose to weave into the web—to save the world?”

“Friendship,” Doris says, “for everybody just to try friendship. That’s hard to do.”

Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why it’s Hard for White People to Talk About Racism:

"Interrupting the forces of racism is ongoing lifelong work because the forces conditioning us into racist frameworks are always at play; our learning will never be finished. Yet our simplistic definition of racism - as intentional acts of racial discrimination committed by immoral individuals - engenders a confidence that we are not part of the problem and that our earning is thus complete.”