September 20, 2020 Meeting at 12:00 noon
In preparation for the program portion of the monthly UUWF meeting, we advise a little advance work. All are welcome to attend – you do not have to be a UUWF member! All you need is an interest in social and racial justice issues and a willingness to read in advance!.
Read and think about White Fragility -Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
Recall and job down your own first interactions with people of color to share in 3 minutes. We’ve grown up in different places, so are interactions are likely varied.
Read criticism by linguist John McWhorter who has written extensively for Atlantic Magazine – several options are recommended:
Short NPR interview with Linguist John McWhorter
All stories/interviews by John McWhorter (easily found via Google search)
”The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragilty” is particularly recommended
4. Write down your comments and viewpoints to share in 3-5 minutes.
5. Open Discussion
Karen Bachman and Nancy Granovsky, UUWF Program Co-chairs.