Racism in America Classes
Much of the racial turmoil in our country today can be traced directly to elements of our history, even before the founding of the United States. Many of the racial stereotypes we hear – or hold – are a direct consequence of intentional public and economic policy and beliefs that have no grounding in genetics.
Other countries with similarly sordid racial pasts have sought to move forward via a process called Truth and Reconciliation. America is in desperate need of such a process. This six-part series embarks on a search for more Truth. Much of it is painful, especially for those of us who profess that every person is a child of God and believe that we are good people who seek justice and peace for all.
Topics in this series are:
- The Early Years
- Slavery by Another Name
- Public Policy and the Civil Rights Movement
- Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs
- Voter Suppression – Then and Now
- Where Do We Go from Here?
In bringing to light the history many of us didn’t learn in school, we trust we will be transformed in meaningful ways and inspired to act to address the profound inequities that exist in our society today.
If you are interested in learning more about these classes, or scheduling the series for a group via Zoom, please Contact Us.
Our Spring 2023 “Racism in America” education series will run for six weeks in April and May. See our event page for more information and to register.