Uprooting Racism

Black History Month
White People Recommitting to Action

Two Part Series (come to one or both) at UUCMP

Part 1 – WRE Bookclub

Feb 6 – Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel (7:00-9:00 PM)

Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. Uprooting Racism’s welcoming style helps readers look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it.

In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition of Uprooting Racism explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, the 2000 electoral debacle, rising anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy. Special features include exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action. The new edition includes an index and an updated bibliography.

Book purchase

Part 2 Paul Kivel Workshop

Feb 11th – Author, Paul Kivel facilitates an interactive workshop to educate and mobilize white folks to be true allies (2:00-4:00PM)

Cost of Racism to White People Checklist

Paul Kivel video