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Is Everyone Really Equal? Book Discussion Series

Ozlem Sensoy & Robin DiAngelo's Is Everyone Really Equal - Fall 2018 Library DEI Committee Book Discussion

#IsEveryoneReallyEqualSyllabus:

Chapter 8: Understanding the Structural Nature of Oppression Through Racism

"I was really lucky. I grew up in a good neighborhood and went to good schools. There were no problems with racism, I didn't learn anything negative about different races. My family taught me that everyone is equal." p.119

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ra·cism (noun)

1. belief that one's own racial or ethnic group is superior, or that other such groups represent a threat to one's cultural identity, racial integrity, or economic well-being

2. belief that members of different racial or ethnic groups possess specific characteristics, abilities, or qualities, which can be compared and evaluated

Example: "....There were no problems with racism, I didn't learn anything negative about different races. My family taught me that everyone is equal." (p.119)
 

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