Have you ever asked yourself what your childhood taught you about race?
I read this great paper by Robin DiAngelo, who looks at how people think about and deal with race and diversity, particularly white people. She came up with a set of six questions people can ask themselves.
For six Sundays, I’m going to post one of DiAngelo’s six questions, as I rewrote them so they’re not just for white people.
You can find all these questions under the tag “Childhood teaching about race.”
If people of races, ethnicities, and countries of origin other than my own did not live in my neighborhood, and I wasn’t encouraged to make friends with them or to socialize with them, was I taught that I had lost anything by their absence?
Please post your answer in the comments on the page.