Our goal is to raise white awareness of the benefits of claiming a white anti-racist identity.
The Problem: Whether in college, on the internet, in a workshop, through the media, or just in passing conversation, white people these days are hearing that we may actually not be the greatest thing since sliced bread. This is a very difficult pill for us to swallow. Some of us are tempted to reject the message entirely — thus depriving ourselves of the opportunity to develop expertise in talking or writing about racism. Others of us begin to question whether we are good people and/or whether we truly have a right to the resources and benefits available to us as white people — thus increasing our risk of unemployment, depression, and even loss of life.
In these moments, all white people are at increased risk for a variety of ailments, including: over-defensiveness, paralysis by white guilt, lowered self-esteem, loss of optimal access to resources, and overall loss of identity.
We Have a Solution: By claiming a white-anti-racist identity, you will have the opportunity to be a “good white person” while being critical of racism while never risking the survival of the system of white supremacy and thus your own actual centrality and privilege.
Does it seem to good to be true? It’s not! Here’s How and Why It Works.