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White Anti-Racism and Action
a self-study course by Kim Case, Ph.D.
This course is designed for white people ready to begin the lifelong process of unlearning racism and taking anti-racist actions. The effectiveness of this 6-week experience rests on your commitment to deep self-reflection, unlearning what you think you know, getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, and taking action to dismantle white supremacy.
Learning plus funding the movement:
- When you sign up, of course you get access to this course. But that’s not all!
- You also are contributing $50 to the social movement for justice (explained below).
6-week self-study course:
The first module of the course will open for you on Monday, July 20. Every Monday, you will have access to a new module through 6 total weeks. Each module (weekly) is structured as self-paced and will require 2-3 hours of time. For those who choose to do all of the activities, suggested readings, and reflective activities, going beyond 3 hours is possible.
Why did I (Kim) decide to do this?
I aim to:
- support grassroots organizations, the movement for Black Lives, and the broader pressing issue of dismantling white supremacy.
- find a way to use my own privilege to help raise funds for these non-profit organizations.
- (in other words) share my expertise on the psychology of whiteness, white anti-racist identity, and ally/accomplice action in a way that translates into financially supporting the important work being done by People of Color leading the way.
- provide white people with a path for doing the work of getting uncomfortable and diving into 100% honest self-reflection, development of anti-racist identity, and concrete strategies for ally behaviors to dismantle white supremacy.
- finally create this online course I have been planning in my head for 3 years. This is about 400 years overdue now.
- make decisions (e.g., the decision to offer this course) that prioritize justice for People of Color over my own fears of being attacked, criticized, or negatively labeled.
Who should take this course?
- White people.
- White people willing to look into the soul of this nation and the soul of whiteness. It ain’t gonna be pretty.
- White people who have finally realized we must be better and do better. Enough is enough.
- White people who now recognize and are horrified to finally be aware of the fact that breathing is an example of white privilege.
What about People of Color?
- Everyone is welcome, but this may not be the best use of your time.
- Just know the assumed audience will be white people, so all of the content will be worded as if a white person is the reader.
- I also recognize that being a person of color, considering how intersectional and complex a group that vast phrase covers, does not automatically mean one has learned everything there is to know about race.
Who the hell am I (Kim) to offer this course?
- Fair question- after all, I am white. Clearly, I will never understand the daily, persistent terror of living (trying to live) as a Black person or any person of color in this country.
- Are you asking about credentials? I don’t blame you for wanting to check me out first: www.drkimcase.com.
- Since 2000, my teaching, research, and activism have centered on white anti-racism, not just in theory, but in action.
- As a white woman from a working-class family steeped in Appalachian culture, I was raised on values of community first, speaking up for what’s right, collective justice, and organizing (by the people, for the people) to demand systemic change.
- As a white woman...I take responsibility for educating the privileged. People of Color have consistently called on white people to do this work and teach other white people. People of Color, both generally and personally in my life, have called on white people to stop asking them to teach us.
What about theoretical framing?
(if you are someone who cares about theory)
Theories that represent the foundations of my work:
- Critical race theory which also gave birth to critical white studies. You may notice I do not capitalize “white” which is connected to my critical white studies theoretical approach.
- Privilege studies and building awareness of white privilege (and other forms) are the central focus in all of my work. My first book was about deconstructing privilege in the classroom.
- Intersectional theory occupies the core of my work to build intersectional allies. This theory was named and advanced by Black feminist scholars including Kimberlé Crenshaw, J.D. (lawyer and critical race theorist) and Patricia Hill Collins, Ph.D. (author of Black Feminist Thought and sociologist). My second book is about intersectional approaches to teaching and learning.
- Feminist theory (with a strong critique of what is now labeled as white feminism).
- Queer theory and working-class studies.
- You can see these theories and how I apply them to action and policy change at www.drkimcase.com.
So how do I sign up?
You decided to jump in! This is how you sign up.
Individuals register by July 18 to help fund the movement:
The fee for the course is $103. This helps pay for the costs associated with running the course (software, support systems, etc.). Institutional group rates are provided below.
$50 of your fee will be donated to grassroots organizations by and for the people!!
This is my way of translating my scholarship and intellectual work into funds to support these crucial movements. I chose two national organizations and one Richmond organization in support of my local community. When you sign up, you will be prompted to choose one of the three organizations.
Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. The Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
Richmond For All
Richmond For All is a coalition of individuals and organizations fighting for housing, education, environmental, & racial justice. Y'all means all! Our members are organizers, families, workers, advocates, students, and residents fighting to ensure grassroots power citywide. Collectively we organize in defense of public resources, in support of transformed democratic process, and for people-first representation in municipal elections. We strive to be unbought and unbossed.
What if my institution or company wants to get a group of course seats?
No problem at all:
- Institutional Membership = flat fee $20,000
- This provides course seats to all faculty, staff, and students for one year.
- Depending on your institution, this could mean each seat costs less than one dollar!
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