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Whiteness & racial healingarticles

Below are the best articles we could find on Whiteness and racial healing.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Whites Like His Writing

“The history is what the history is. And it is disrespectful, to white people, to soften the history.”

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21-Day Racial Equity Indigenous Challenge – Fighting White Supremacy Since 1492

“Just a reminder: the system in what is currently known as the US isn’t ‘broken.’ It was designed by male white supremacist slaveowners on stolen Indigenous land to protect their interests. It’s working as it was designed.” ~Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee)

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Unpacking the Embodied Plantation Backpack

If you have an African American body, welcome. I wrote this blog post—and the body practice at the end—especially for you. (Everyone else, welcome as well—but please skip the body practice.)

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My Grandmother’s Hands

America has been dealing with race issues for a long time. Perhaps making more headway requires a different approach—one that’s less conceptual, more body-focused.

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Unpacking the Embodied Plantation Backpack: The White Body’s Burden

Soon after an American baby is born, they are put into a cute little onesie. But at the same time, they also get fitted with a heavy, invisible backpack.

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4 Ways to Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture

There is a fine line between appropriation and appreciation. There are many ways to truly honor and appreciate each of the 566 unique, federally recognized tribes in the US, and that includes adorning your kid’s toes in some comfy mocs (but not their head in a headdress).

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Why James Cone Was the Most Important Theologian of His Time

If racism was and is America’s original sin, and repentance is the only sufficient response to sin, James Cone was the most important theologian of his generation. To white Americans, he said, “Repentance means dying to whiteness.”

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Encouraging Meaningful Conversations About Race and Trauma

Moments of calm, Jenée Johnson believes, are the foundation of emotional intelligence and its skills of resilience and compassion.

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Interview: Ruth King | Healing Racism from the Inside Out

Ruth King-"Something alarming happens when we think or hear the word ‘racism’. Something deep within us is awakened into fear...This activation happens to all of us.” "So, having the intention that you are going to be in this dialog means you’re not going to turn away from it...

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A Buddhist Call to Action Against the Suffering of Racism

Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and compassion.

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