- It started on a Tuesday afternoon.
- — Reni Eddo-Lodge (@renireni)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:07:11Hey Twitter- what do u think is missing from our understanding of race & racism in the UK? What r the barriers to a critical understanding?
- — Paul Darigan (@PDarigan)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:10:02@renireni I think there's an element of being able to communicate the experience to those that haven't experienced it - The 'truth' of...
- — Daydreaming Owl (@DaydreamingOwl)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:16:10@renireni Theorizing operations of power &ways in which race has been framed& reframed through history of colonialism& neoliberal capitalism
- — Clarabelle54321 (@Clarabelle54321)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:29:10@renireni my nan’s insistence that brown skin = different culture, and my white immigrant family on the other side were the same…
- — Clarabelle54321 (@Clarabelle54321)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:30:25@renireni perhaps some kind of presentation that points out you can be immigrant, 3/4/5 gen, brown/pink/anything & it isn’t prefictable?
- — Gemma Hallam (@badhedgehog)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:19:53@renireni working through consequences of racism to understand that all whites benefit whether they want to or no. Same for past colonialism
- — Kate Daddie (@KateDaddie)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:16:23@renireni historical awareness of the artificial heirachical system & how it benefited empire. 'Up the British' by Richard Osborne is good
- — AnonyMissDycpha101 (@MissDcypha101)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:49:01@renireni A prominent figure who is not misinterpreted as a racist extremist. One that can establish more unity & encourage ppl to speak up
- — Benali (@GreenBenali)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:11:11@renireni an overly defensive atmosphere and an unwillingness to examine structural intentions as barriers. Everything is about intention
- This interested me as I've definitely been on the receiving end of this attitude, so I probed @greenbenali a bit more:
- — Rose-Anna Bleasdale (@RoseAnnaStar)Tue, Jul 02 2013 19:29:29@renireni In education racism being treated as a museum piece - something bad people did in the ancient past!
Having a grown up conversation about racism
Tired of griping from the sidelines, I've been thinking big about racism and how to solve it. I've got some theories and lots of half articulated ideas, so I chose to use Twitter as a sounding board. The responses I got were considered and thoughtful, so I thought I'd share.
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