Archive for February, 2011

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Have you talked about a hate group recently?

February 23, 2011

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that, for the first time, it’s annual count of active extremist groups in the U.S.  has surpassed 1,000 groups.; a 7.5 % increase from 2009 and a 66% rise since 2000. Thirteen of them are in Washington State: Washington State Hate Groups Map. These groups gain strength when they remain unchallenged and mostly invisible.  Have you talked about hate groups recently?

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When whiteness elbows its way in

February 23, 2011

I was having a conversation with three other women recently; two white and one black.  We all are involved in helping people to develop awareness, knowledge and skills around how racism operates.  I was disappointed and frustrated with what happened.

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