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"Why I'm a Racist. It doesn’t make me evil. It makes me ready for change."

posted Jul 19, 2016, 7:13 PM by Delia McGee

An excellent read by a White male who recognizes his privilege and isn't afraid to speak on the fact that he's a work in progress! Read it HERE.

White Student Union

posted Jun 6, 2016, 7:28 AM by Delia McGee

While this is not a new or current event, it's definitely worth the watch! Take a look as Marc Lamont Hill hosts 5 guests to discuss the controversial 'White Student Union' at Towson University via Huff Post Live. The interview can be found HERE

White Benefits

posted Jun 2, 2016, 7:37 AM by Delia McGee   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 7:38 AM ]

Got Privilege? It is not necessarily a privilege to be white, but it certainly has its benefits. That’s why so many of our families gave up their unique histories, primary languages, accents, distinctive dress, family names and cultural expressions. Giving these up seemed like a small price to pay for acceptance in the circle of whiteness. Even with these sacrifices, it wasn’t easy to pass as white if we were Italian, Greek, Irish, Jewish, Spanish, Hungarian or Polish. Sometimes it took generations before our families were fully accepted, and then it was usually because white society had an even greater fear of darker-skinned people.

A Dialogue Sermon on Speaking to Each Other - Opening our Eyes, Ears and Hearts

posted May 26, 2016, 7:39 AM by Delia McGee

At its regular Friday evening service on June 3rd, Temple Sholom will present a dialogue sermon - a conversation between Rabbi Joel Abraham and Judge Leland McGee. The two have been engaged in dialogue together for almost a decade and hope to bring what they have learned from each other to a wider audience, in order to encourage conversations that bring about understanding and change between people of different background, religion, race, and ethnicity. All we ask is that you bring open ears and an open heart. The service begins promptly at 7:30pm and the temple is located at 1925 Lake Avenue in Scotch Plains. For those who have never attended a Jewish worship service before, all are welcome at Temple Sholom. The level of dress will be business casual and above.

We hope to see you there!

Community Program - The New Jim Crow

posted May 20, 2016, 7:53 AM by Delia McGee   [ updated May 20, 2016, 7:54 AM ]

This interactive program will summarize the main points of Michelle Alexander's book, and allow participates to process their reactions individually as well as in large and small group formats. Registration is recommended. Please call 908-322-5007 x204 or visit http://www.scotlib.org We hope to see you there!

Voice Helped Fill Void on Diversity

posted Apr 27, 2016, 10:28 AM by Delia McGee

The Star Ledger wrote an article about a student from Delbarton discussing the ways in which we can change how we talk about diversity and race. We can definitely learn from our young people! 

The article is HERE.

When Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 6

posted Apr 4, 2016, 5:44 AM by Delia McGee

This in depth article depicts the job disparity between whites and blacks and general inequities that exist due to the racial hierarchy of society. Please read the article HERE and read the previous piece, written over a year ago HERE.

Community Discussion on Race

posted Mar 11, 2016, 6:23 AM by Delia McGee

The Dr. MLK Association of Westfield invites all community members to a Community Discussion on Race on Monday, April 4th from 7:30-9:30pm at Westfield High School. Panelists include Rev. Ronald Allen, Tamecka Dixon, Gretchen Ohlig, Dr. Brenda Jemal, Peter Renwick, Rabbi Douglas Sagal, and Police Chief David Wayman. 

Come out to experience a great event!

From Beyond Diversity

posted Feb 2, 2016, 6:34 PM by Delia McGee

"Our training emphasizes cultural self-knowledge. When training participants understand how their own values, beliefs and assumptions influence their world views and behaviors, they can go beyond mere tolerance of others to true respect for cultural differences."

Tonight we facilitated discussions for self and social awareness via the book listed in our Suggested Readings called The Anti-Racist Cookbook. Please visit our page here for more information on the book!

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