Mon., Apr. 8 & Apr. 22, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Class started Mar. 18.)
Led by Mary Butler.
Register online, email or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services.

It is difficult to take apart structures of racial oppression without considering the nature of “whiteness.” We seldom think of “white” as a racial category, even when we check the box on census forms. Yet until people of all races can understand the meaning of “whiteness,” white people are limited in the role they can take in resisting racial injustice. Whiteness is painful to contemplate, especially for white “liberals.” We have been part of the fight for civil rights for African Americans. We have hired Asians and lobbied for immigration reform. We have married Latinos. We have worked for social justice in many ways. What do you mean, we’re racist?! This three-session encounter will delve into the experience of being white and the blindness that comes from never experiencing “race” from the inside. What is our experience with being white and how does it create a barrier to understanding the lives of people of color?