~ an online training program for white people commited to racial justice ~
If there was ever a time in recent history for white people to take action to end racism, this is it.
Trump's presidency has shaken white people's understanding of racism to its core. It's revealed what many people of color have known and been naming for generations – that the US has deeply normalized white supremacy and is built on a foundation of systemic oppression.
As a white person dedicated to social justice, you knew how racist Trump's campaign was – but perhaps you didn't know how capable so many white people, perhaps including your own family and friends, were of electing him.
You may be finding yourself coming to terms with just how prevalent and harmful white supremacy is – and how your white privilege has kept you ignorant and in denial of this reality in the first place.
So with Trump's policies starting to roll out, you know you want to be fighting alongside people of color. But you also know that you may feel frozen in place by the feelings of shock, confusion, denial, and guilt that many white people have been dealing with since the election.
It's understandable for white people to have those feelings as they begin to notice we don't live in a post-racial society as we've been taught and how pervasive systemic racism actually is.
You just don't want those feelings to stop you from taking action.
This starts with not running away from the racism that exists both within yourself and your communities. Instead, it means acknowledging it – and that is a painful process.
With our unique Compassionate Activism approach, you can learn how to hold that pain of racism in a way that's healing and comes from a place of love and justice.
That way, you become increasingly free to take action against white supremacy – from a sense of wholeness and shared humanity.
"Healing from Toxic Whiteness provides white anti-racists with crucial missing tools for the most challenging aspect of our work - navigating our own emotional reactions when confronted with the realities of white supremacy. These tools help us to work through our knee-jerk tendency to reject ourselves or other white people when we encounter how racism operates through us. With these tools, we can take on one of our most crucial responsibilities - to engage in productive dialogue with those who knowingly or unknowingly defend white supremacy. This program has helped me to become a more effective change agent by becoming more accepting of what is, within me and around me - so that I can be present to it, honor it, and transform it with courageous compassion." - Lenore