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It's Hard to See Racism When You're White
Unlearning Racism Blog
Racism is not simply an individual trait, but the result of societal prejudices indoctrinated into the privileged through power structures.
This blog is a space to help the privileged unlearn racism through questioning. Run by a white intersectional feminist, it aims to be be a place to relieve PoCs from being seen as oppression dictionaries.
Obviously being run by a queer white woman, there are privileges held that means posts will not be perfect. Feel free to engage, discuss, point out if you feel you want to.
Unlearn Your Miseducation
Over the past five years, I've begun to study racism as one of my core personal and professional activities. I conducted a large study of an urban high school where race, racism, and race relations heavily influenced decisions throughout the school, often overriding decisions that should have also been informed by sound pedagogy, nuanced educational data, human rights and the law. If interested, you can read about it in a forthcoming book, Racism and Educational (Mis)leadership, which should come out from Teachers College Press in late 2011 or early 2012. I've also written a few articles based on preliminary findings from the study, but enough about my research...I give that only as a means of communicating a bit about my background.
5 Stages of Unlearning Racism
By Kronda Adair
I don’t know if there’s any official literature about this specifically, but as she explained these steps, it made incredible sense to me and gave light to many conversations I’ve had with people in every stage she described.
An Open Letter to My White Friends
By Kronda Adair
It’s not like I never talk to my white friends about race. This post is one of the most read posts on this site and was the result of a brilliant and informative conversation with a white friend. The conversation happened naturally, in the course of a coffee date, where we talked about many other things.