I am somewhere in between the awareness and active phase. I am conscious about racism in America. I have a good hold of the active phase as an educator, but I now know it is the active stage because of this training. I am participating in a group study while taking this course with other teachers in my district. We have a strong dialogue going, which is important because we teach in a predominately minority high school. The talk about white guilt, was something I didn't relate to. I am disconnected because of the way I was raised in a mixed household. I can improve the way I listen and understand but, I can't feel guilty for something I have had no active part in.