Monthly Archives: September 2015

I have neglected to post the announcement for our new Fall season -- now almost a month late. Here below is that announcement:

Welcome back to our 2015 - 2016 season! Our first meeting of the Fall was held on Tuesday September 8th.

  Racial Illiteracy

The September meeting will give us a chance to review some of the recent developments around race and racial awareness since we met last spring.  Former Attorney General Eric Holder said a few years ago that we were a nation of cowards when it comes to talking about race.  Perhaps it is also true that most Americans are illiterate about race, without a vocabulary that goes beyond blame and shame, or lacking an education that can identify and analyze the pervasiveness of oppression that is built into so many structures.


To explore this concept more deeply please read Robin DiAngelo’s essay, “White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start,” at