Working as a white ally against racism is hard but not impossible. One thing that doesn’t help the cause is saying “I don’t see color.” The failure to see color only benefits white America. A world without color is a world without racial debt. Rather, the most radical action a white person can take is to acknowledge privilege, to admit that in the institutional and deep psychological structures of the United States, the underlying assumption is that white lives are worth more than black lives.
Help the Center for the Healing of Racism develop better allies by participating in a dialogue about the book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson. Dr. Dyson is a Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, an ordained minister, author of 20 books, a writer for the New York Times, and an editor for both The New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated Ebony.
Please join us on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from noon to 2:00 pm -or- Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The events will take place at
3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman), Houston, TX 77004. The events are free and open to the public but registration is required. Contributions are appreciated. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-520-8226. Free parking is available in HCC Lot 9, across the street from our office.