Economic & Racial Justice

Affirming the inherent dignity and worth of every person, Unitarian Universalists work to break down the barriers that divide us, including those of race and class.  We recognize that racism is not just personal animous based on race.  More destructive and insipid are the institutionalized inequities embedded in our laws and social norms that perpetuate economic and social disparity based on race and class.

To the right you will find links to wizdUUm resources on issues of racial and economoic justice.  As always, you are invited to contribute to our collection.

wizdUUm Blogs on Economic & Racial Justice

Living in Non-White Whiteness or White Non-Whiteness or ...

Kathleen's 6th Birthday

"What do you like about being white?"

The anti-racism training facilitator chose me to go first. My view of myself as multicultural Latinx, with indigenous heritage and light skinned privilege, was discounted a room full of other participants. Every struggle of not being white enough, or Latina enough flew up to my throat into a knot. I could not get past the word "multicultural," because the facilitator, an African American man, kept interrupting, insisting I was white. I thought my story about my grandparents and great grandparents had explained who I was the day before. The Latina facilitator said in a stage whisper, "She's Latina." The white facilitator said in a stage whisper to the Latina, She's white!" Whispering ensued between them. The facilitator who asked the question more than once said, "Fine, let's move on. We'll get back to you." I sat in shock. The next white individual, somewhat understandably, did not want to claim he was white either.

Racial & Economic Justice Forum

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander spoke to an audience of over 600 people at Justice General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix about her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  In it she describes how our criminal justice system is being used to perpetuate a racial caste system via the racial profiling, criminalization, and mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color.

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