White Supremacy - It isn't just about the KKK

Most white, U. S. North Americans associate the term “white supremacy” only with avowed hate groups like the ku klux klan, aryan nation and militia groups. Dismantling racism demands recognizing that societal and institutional  standards and values in the United States are rooted in a culture-wide belief in white supremacy. In this workshop participants will work together to identify white supremacist cultural norms, the resulting white privileges, and potential actions toward racial justice.


Suggested Objectives

  • Clarify the true meaning of white supremacy

  • Uncover examples of white supremist foundations of U. S. institutions and cultural norms

  • Identify some of the resulting white privileges

  • Explore white people’s responsibility and their potential power to challenge racism by exposing the white supremist foundations of U. S. institutions

Design

This interactive, one or two day workshop is designed for up to 30 people who have already had previous racial justice training.

 

Agenda

Opening Guidelines

Reflections on “white supremacy”

Working Assumptions about Racism

Cage of Oppression

Four Faces of Racism

White supremacy – examples in U. S. institutions and societal norms

Resulting white privileges

Moving to action

Closing