Saturday, June 20, 2015

Review: 'Racism in IT Industry' (BDPA Atlanta)

Tia Buckham-White
Cross-posted by Derrick Brown
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People, the problem of the color line still persists. Race does matter. And what’s really sad about this statement is the fact that there is no such thing as race when considered along the color line. There is only one race, the human race. We are all without question human beings, deserving or respect and opportunity. Yet, because of racism, colorism, and all the other negative isms Race does matter, and how it affects us all is something we must consider critically.

BDPA Atlanta’s June monthly meeting was around the powerful topic of race, or rather racism, and how it affects our lives. Our discussion would be led by our very own Tia Buckham-White, BDPA Atlanta member and founder of Notre Internationale, The Self-Awareness Company.

She started our discussion by introducing us to the work of Dr. Robin Diangelo of THE GOOD MEN PROJECT. He has stated that the two most effective beliefs that prevent us (whites) from seeing racism as a system are that racists are bad people and that racism is conscious dislike.

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