I am saddened to think that people still today see people of color and think of them negativity and a perceived threat. I am not young, and many of the images in the Jim Crow Museum I recognize, and know that my parents were not anti-racist, and in some ways were racist. It saddens me that I hear how the "system is working" because it was created for the white person, and therefore, it is doing what it was created to do. I know that I have privileged as I am white - but I don't understand how people can still think "white" is better than others. I teach at a university, and am reading posts by my students and alumni of color and hear that they were treated unjustly at my institution. My heart breaks for them. And listening to the young women who now have little boys (and my colleagues who have children who are young men), and to listen to their fears...words fail me.
I hope to end this workshop with improved knowledge of what I can do to impact change and hope for a better tomorrow