Aug 24, 2020Liked by Rashi

Important topic and brave sharing of your personal experience. When I was back in the academia and teaching racism in university sociology class, we often discuss the structural aspect of racism in terms of three levels: 1. Institutionalized 2. Personally mediated and 3. Internalized. There’s a gardener’s tale that puts this theory in very easily understandable term. You can read this article to learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1446334/pdf/10936998.pdf

The most tragic form of racism is internalized racism, which has its root in long-lasting and normalized institutionalized racism. It can be so unconscious that the person suffering from it him/herself might not even realize that.

What a complex and important topic to discuss - thanks for opening this opportunity in your post.

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Loved this one. Presents a very persuasive point to think about!

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I particular enjoyed this piece. You not only shared your personal experience but commented on frameworks as well as included relevant examples/observations, Rashi.

I've been learning about the structure of racism as well with the liberate & chill collective (https://www.liberateandchill.org/) over the course of the last 2 months.

I also look forward to diving into this great collection of Black authors, available for free on Google Drive: http://wafflebytes.blogspot.com/2018/02/resource-black-history-month-library.html

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