REAL HISTORY: CORE
Everything that is happening NOW is based on what happened THEN. If we do not study the real history and rely on the history that has been taught in schools, we will never advance. If we continue attempts to solve racism based on a limited window (the now) and no one is willing to face and discuss the history of THEN, we will never move forward as a nation. The study of history is crucial to facing how we got to where we are today. As long as people refuse to face the realities of US history, we will never genuinely get to a presence of equality.
The Facts of US History
The Constitution was written for white society.
Slavery was meant to last in perpetuity.
Racial inequality for blacks was because of the huge loss of revenue from free black labor.
“White Fragility” Book Talk (2018)
Dr. DiAngelo reads from her book
“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can do to develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race."