I began this book last week and would love to have discussions based on the prompts provided within the book. The book is set up so that after each day's reading, there are a handful of prompts to respond to. Feel free to respond to as many or as few as you like. I would love for this to be a discussion and a place where we can learn and grow together. Please be honest, because that is the only way anything will change.
Additionally, I have been compiling a list of books under the #BlackLivesMatter Reading List tab. I am usually adding books daily that I find, or are recommended by others. Please leave a comment on that page if you have titles to add. I hope you can find titles on this list that you will learn from as well.
Day Twenty-Five Prompts
1. How do you feel about speaking up against racism and white supremacist beliefs and actions to your family members?
2. How have you excused or ignored your family members' racist behaviors because addressing them seems too difficult and you want to keep the peace?
3. How have you excused your elders' racism because they are "from another time"?
4. If you are a parent, how do you speak to your children about racism beyond "we don't see color"? How early did you or will you speak to your children about racism and white privilege? How early did your parents or caregivers speak to you about racism and white privilege?
5. What racist beliefs have you internalized from your family?
6. To what extent do you place white comfort over antiracism in your family?
7. What are some ways in which you can begin to have deeper conversations with your family about racism?
8. How do you allow perfectionism to get in the way of having racial conversations with your family?
9. In what ways do you (or can you) organize your family to show up for BIPOC in your communities? Not from a place of white saviorism, but rather by volunteering at and donating to antiracist movements and organizations being led by BIPOC in your communities?