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YOGAVERMONT - LISTENING

Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever ho
YOGAVERMONT - LISTENING
By YOGAVERMONT  • Issue #50 • View online
Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of colour to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets.“ – Michelle Obama
“White feelings should never be held in higher regard than black lives.” — Rachel Cargle
“All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity.” — Bell Hooks
"Protest is not the end of progress, it is the beginning. I wonder what would happen if all the big companies and celebrities who have showed support on social media came out and used their platform to let activists and protesters speak and be seen?… Cities are burning, are you watching? I stand with Minneapolis. I believe in us. Change is gonna come.” – Part of a caption shared by Lizzo in her video reminding Black people that it is not their job to educate others on white privilege
“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” — Angela Y. Davis

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Racial Justice Work in VT Webinar Follow Up - Peace & Justice Center
Coming to Terms With Racism’s Inertia: Ancestral Accountability | Rachel Cargle | TEDxBend
13TH | FULL FEATURE | Netflix
Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests | The New Yorker
Anti-Racism Educator Jane Elliott: ‘There’s Only One Race. The Human Race' | NBC BLK | NBC News
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