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 Eight Prompts
Color Blindness - the idea that you do not "see" color. That you do not notice differences in race. Or, if you do, that you do not treat people differently or oppress people based on those differences (definition given at 30%)
1. What messages were you taught about color blindness and seeing color growing up?
2. How do you feel when BIPOC talk about race and racism?
3. How have you harmed BIPOC in your life by insisting you do not see color?
4. What is the first instinctual feeling that comes up when you hear the words white people or when you have to say Black people?
5. What mental gymnastics have you done to avoid seeing you own race (and what those of white privilege have collectively done to BIPOC)?