The handouts were very helpful. Putting together a resource packet will not only help others, but it will help me as I deepen my understanding and learn effective ways of communicating.
I welcomed hearing the reminder that we don’t have to be perfect. Of course we aren’t perfect. It’s just not that simple and it isn’t all or nothing on the racism continuum. I loved this quote: “To believe you must be perfect in order to be good is an obstacle to being as good as you can be”. We can't let "perfect" be the enemy of the "good".
I also appreciated the Ted video about recognizing white privilege in the midst of poverty. So many talk about pulling oneself up by their bootstraps. While white people may have some tattered bootstraps, many black people have never had the opportunity to have shoes. With intersectionality we do not have the same experience.
Communicating at an authentic level through shared stories is wayyyy more effective than carefully crafted arguments.