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Staff Senate to Meet Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Rockville Campus, MT105

Is the Goal to Be Color-Blind? Or, Color-Full?

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Category: Professional Development

Published: Feb 7 2011 12:00AM

Not a "blame or shame" conversation, this four-session class uses short readings to stimulate cross-racial dialogue.

Should you attend? This class will bring together people who check the box on official forms as "white, Caucasian" and those who want to understand white culture with more depth. Some people describe themselves as "off-white," "near-white," "half-white," "white bred" or mixed. Other people find ethnic, religious or regional heritage more relevant. Still others say, "I'm not a color; I'm an individual," yet still check the box when required.

The complex social structure of race in the US (first embedded legally in the colonies in Virginia and Maryland) continues to impact institutions and relations. "Race" designations morph and change and get expressed in "coded" ways that impede open and honest communication. This class encourages collaborative study and constructive conversation that can lead toward equity and mutual understanding.

The class is called "Witnessing Whiteness" from the book title by Shelly Tochluk (second edition, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., NY, 2010). The book suggests that it's possible to move beyond color-blindness to be color-full, and a conscious, active ally for equity.

For more information, contact Laura White, Multicultural Training Specialist, OHR-CPOD, x74297.

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