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Week 1 Race and Ethnicity Intro Notes

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Week 1 Race and Ethnicity Intro Notes ETST 001

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Date Created: 10/05/16
Race and Ethnicity 001: Lecture Notes (9/27 &29) 1. What is Racism? a. “Racism is racial prejudice plus power” ­Pat Bidol i. It’s having bad ideas about another group and having the power to  enforce those bad ideas upon others b. “Racism, specifically, is the state­sanctioned or extralegal production and  exploitation of group­differentiated vulnerability to premature death.”­ Ruth  Wilson Gilmore i. State is protecting production and exploitation of other groups ii. Death (early on) iii. Producing a group that’s vulnerable to premature death c. “Racialization is the process by which the human becomes equated with white,  Western Man.”­ Alexander Weheliye i. Race vs. Racialize ii. Humanity is working to be equal to a white, Western man d. Class may be able to undermine your “whiteness” e. “Racism/white supremacy is not simply the belief in white superiority and black  inferiority. Racism/white supremacy structures belief itself.”­ Fred Moten i. Racism and white supremacy creates the belief in the inferiority and  superiority ii. The way we see the world 2. The Racialization of Religion a. Religion become biologized i. Indigenous peoples in the Americas ii. Anti­Judaism/Anti­Semitism iii. Hate crimes against Arab Christians b. How does race determine how a religious tradition is defined? c. Junaid Rana i. Religion shows how close you are to humanity ii. Your appearance connects you to your race iii. Jews and Muslims were racial/religious others that provide the foundation for future racialization iv. Your appearance connects to other markers d. Most Evangelicals aren’t white e. Religion filtered through whiteness? 3. Religious­Based Racial Justice Organizing Historical Examples:  a. The Ghost Dance b. Gandhi, struggle against British Columbia c. Civil Rights Movement d. MLK e. Organizing on race across politics f. Christian Right i. New Christians ushered in by Jerry Fallwell and the Moral Majority 1. Organize against Brown v Board of Education 2. Wanted to preserve tax exempt status for racial discrimination  Christian universities  3. Wanted to eliminate racial diversity in schools g. Liberation Theology i. Latin American and Black Liberation theology develop in late 1960s in  response to social justice movements 1. God is on the side of the poor and the oppressed 2. James Cone: “De­Honkify Jesus”  a. “Theology’s greatest sin: silence in the face of white  supremacy.” 4. Contribution of Faith to Organizing a. El Salvador i. Mafia controlled territories ii. Boys, girls, mothers iii. Political asylum iv. Immigration 5. Tools for Change a. Giving a fish­ direct service­ doing “for” i. Emergency relief, shelter, counseling b. Teaching people to fish­ individual development i. Pro Se Legal Clinics c. Fishing together­ community development (people doing it for themselves  together­ alternative systems) i. Small business cooperatives to afford low­bono lawyers d. Removing the barrier around the pond­ organizing and advocacy (engaging the  systems that affect our lives) i. Changing immigration laws and policies (bringing people together to  create systematic change through influencing the public decision­makers) 6. Beyond Development­ Theories of Change a. Organizing­ bringing people together to create system change i. Getting organizational entities to provide individuals the  resources/opportunities they need to achieve their dreams (economic  development) ii. Utilize civic processes to access legal rights  iii. Collaborate multi­sectorally (government, business, civil society) to  mutually create policies and plans iv. Engage community members in working together to influence public  decision­making by applying a critical mass of pressure, using  confrontation and negotiation v. Transform the processes used to make public decisions through cultural  change, popular education and direct action b. Faith­rooted organizing­ as if God is real, in a way that is completely shaped by  faith, designed to enable people of faith to contribute all out gifts (not faith­ BASED) 7. Faith Tools a. Faith tool 1: building the body i. If one part suffers, every part suffers ii. if one part is honored, every part is honored iii. rebalance; justice in the process iv. wise as serpents and innocent as doves v. critical mass of pressure 8. Serpent Power a. Power­ force of law, wealth, influence, numbers b. Self­interest and the negotiation of interests c. Constituency, connections and case d. Direct communication e. Indirect communication  f. Escalation 9. Dove Power a. Frederick Douglas­ power never cedes power without a struggle vs. the struggle  in the soul b. Becoming an all of the Holy Spirit (prayer) c. Human beings not targets (encouragement) d. Poor have the power already 10. FRO Skills a. Beyond issues to power, beyond power to the purpose of power b. Spiritual values/principles and dreams/visions c. Turning problem language into dream language d. Naming the lie and the divine truth that combats the lie


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