Category Archives: 2008

Does BYM talk about its own vast history?

THINKING ABOUT RACE (Oct. 2008) – Following are excerpts from correspondence about whether the 2009 Baltimore Yearly Meeting annual session might cover the topics of BYM history and of racism, past and present.  The voices here are those of white … Continue reading

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Do we "notice color" when we look at people?

THINKING ABOUT RACE (July-Aug. 2008) – Do we “notice color” when we look at people?  Or do we not?   Here is part of what Paul Kivel says about this, in his 1996 book, Uprooting Racism – How White People Can … Continue reading

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"Explaining White Privilege"

THINKING ABOUT RACE (June 2008):  Tim Wise, anti-racist activist and writer (author of White Like Me), wrote an essay on “Explaining White Privilege” on September 18, 2008, published on the website Afro-Netizen.com.  He writes:  “Though we are used to thinking … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be white?

THINKING ABOUT RACE (May 2008) – What does it mean to be White? ‘Many Whites in the United States have a strong sense of ethnic identity that is tied to their immigrant ancestors’ country of origin or to their experience … Continue reading

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