As Americans, we have faced unimaginable events in this past year that have left us reeling and divided along political, race and class lines. The pandemic has claimed the lives of over 400,000 of us. It exposed the impact of systemic racism in health care, education, employment, and wealth contributing to food insecurities while pushing many into food lines and homelessness. This book club is born out of the overwhelming responses from Dr. Cameron Wedding’s Implicit Bias Micro Learning when many people asked for more in-depth conversations about systemic racism. This book club is based on the belief that we are all in this together, and that we must be united in working to achieve America's greatness.
The guiding questions of our book club are:
What is the efficacy of whiteness for individuals and institutions?
White fragility is key to preserving systemic racism.
What can you do to challenge white fragility and its ability to preserve systemic racism?