Notes You May Have Missed Vol. 8
Published on the last Thursday of each month, Notes You May Have Missed features selected notes from the past and present.
These notes serve as an introduction for new readers of N.A.H. and as a recap for regular visitors.
“Why is it weird when all Asian people hang out, but it’s fine when all white people hang out?”
In this video entitled “26 questions Asians have for white people”, members of the buzzfeed team pose questions related to the media, culture/language, geography, and talking about race.
“This radio broadcast (22 minutes, 22 seconds) is from an article that was shared with me by a colleague about trigger warnings in course syllabi.”
“For me, it is important to acknowledge that as just and humane as I might strive to become, I can’t erase the fact that my membership in certain groups provides me with unearned privilege just by the fact that I so happen to be a part of them, and that people who have experienced oppression from those groups may not necessarily be as receptive to me as I might like them to be, and understandably so.”
“For people who are white who are interested in learning the truth about the notion of white supremacy, and searching for ways to act, here are 14 articles with examples that bring the privileged reality of whiteness to bear and can help you to do your own personal work, if you’re willing to listen.”
Thank you for your readership and sharing.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW