Deconstructing Power – a blog

Posts tagged “denial”

5 Aug 2019 whiteness / denial / guilt  •  3 min read

White guilt about racism is a smokescreen for inaction

When we indulge in feelings of guilt, pretend to agree while denying our complicity and claim that we just don’t know what to do, we are using our white privilege to enable inaction.

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22 Jul 2019 denial / privilege / power  •  3 min read

Declaring your opposition to racism may help to sustain it

Many people told me that they loved the idea of my retreat and that they supported what I was doing. This was a very nice way to say that it obviously didn’t apply to them and that they weren’t coming.

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2 Jul 2019 denial / privilege / facilitation / leadership  •  4 min read

How can a white man lead a retreat about racism?

If those of us who benefit from oppressive power structures are serious about dismantling them—instead of posing as antiracists to absolve ourselves of responsibility—we need to use our power to lead change.

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