Notes and additional content related to each chapter in the book.

Our Unconscious Minds and Racism

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110
As Martin Luther King, Jr. day (January 15, 2018) approaches, I am thinking about what to do this year. Last year (2017) I got up early and went to the MLK memorial to join a small group of people. Looking back, I think I was largely motivated to go to the program at the memorial because I didn’t have a clear plan for how to spend the day. The previous year, (2016) I joined people I worked with at the U.S. Department of Education in a service project where we worked on cleaning up and adding fresh paint to a DC public school. Using King’s holiday as a day of service makes a lot of sense. But after reading John Bargh's, Before You Know It, I started to wonder how much my unconscious mind had determined my past activities on King's Holiday.

Ryan Chung 2017 Update

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194

In mid-October of 2017 I caught up with Ryan Chung at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Chung was relaxed and excited about work he is doing to help the Lady Clipper Barber Shop in D.C. with social media.

He is finishing his degree at American University, but his focus has changed. Having completed the minor in ed

Jim Rigby on the Anger of the Oppressed

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192

This is an example of a Facebook post by Rev. Jim Rigby. It illustrates why Dennis Benson finds Rigby's Facebook presence encouraging.

OUR DUTY TO LISTEN TO THE ANGER OF THE OPPRESSED
Jim Rigby
October 14, 2017

There seems to be a consensus among many white people that, while we have made some past mistakes on racial issues, ANY anger expressed b

Assisting Non-whites Build Wealth

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221

A legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and the white paradigm is that white people and families have greater wealth than non-whites. The footnote in Chapter 5 on page 74 describes the extent of the gap in wealth between whites and non-whites. That note also presents the evidence that under the white paradigm the gap is increasing and will continue to incre

More Evidence that Racial Wealth Divide is Increasing

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74

In September of 2017 the Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity New released an update on their 2016 report, The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won't Match White Wealth for Centuries. The new study is entitled, The Road to Zero Wealth, How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out American's Middle Class

Tocqueville documented early American racism

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20

The Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1831. He described the society as Anglo-American where white Americans claim superiority over the Indians and blacks. He reported on a conversation with a man in Pennsylvania who claimed “The Negroes have an undisputed right of voting, but they voluntarily abstain from making their appearance..

August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville

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208

On August 13, 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia was a site of a demonstration by self proclaimed white supremacists from across the country. They were met by a larger group of counter-demonstrators. Some of the counter-demonstrators had also traveled to make a witness. Violence broke out between the two groups. The most tragic result was the death of