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The Problem with "Assume Best Intentions"
I used to use "Assume best intentions" as a guideline in my classrooms. It made sense at the time. Looking back, my goal was to diffuse tension and avoid conflict. (I am personally very conflict-avers
From our June 2020 newsletter: A note about the current moment.
If there's one thing I have learned as a cultural historian, it is that change happens with agonizing slowness until it doesn't. The present moment, in which a string of racist murders of black people
Part 2: You cannot think your way out of internalized racism
Part 1 of this post series is available here. We're seeing a lot of useful information about racism, anti-blackness, and good white allyship circulating on the internet. This is heartening-- there's a