EQ: What are white people doing wrong this time and how do we make it right?
Guest: Danielle Stubblefield - Seattle-based online and anti-racist frontline protester.
Danielle brings her expertise and insights to a number of topics, including:
- White privilege, white entitlement, and white terrorism, including the idea of “polite” white supremacy (no matter what, white people make sure the conversation stays civil and comfortable).
- No finish line for white supremacy--keeping it 💯, we have so much work to do
- We're all like dirty sponges--we can clean up a mess but we're tainted
- White supremacy is the house you need to tear down---demolition phase (take a hammer and tear sh!* up)
- Think about IMPACT, not just intent. Own our whiteness from the beginning, stumble through life and stop trying to be well-intended but causing damage.
- How to not be a “teacher” (aka think you know everything and are source of all knowledge). Instead we need to think of teaching and learning as hand-in-hand
- How to leverage white privilege for good and associated risk factors (Nordstrom comes up)
- How what is safe for white people is not safe for others.
- Missouri Nord Apologizes to 3 Black Kids
The impacts of racism on quality of life and health outcomes. Watch “How Racism Leads to Health Issues”
How to not worry about losing face with a stranger...fight dispassionately so it becomes your routine.
The fact that anti-blackness is real, and thoughts about why it exists. Jealousy? Why are white people so mad? Maybe it's because they see something they don't have! There’s a twisted sense of community that racism fills. Read Debbie Irving Waking up White to get a better understanding of racism as boxes & ladders.
It takes guts to challenge Oprah...especially when you're on a cruise with her!
Do Your Fudging Homework:
- Annie: Read Seattle’s Inability to Address Its Whiteness
- Hope: Read I Don’t Fear White Supremacists, I Fear Liberal Indifference
- Danielle: Michael Bennett’s new book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable