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Moving Forward as White People

  My sense is that as white people - frequently - we: 1. Directly related to how much privilege we have, we tend to remain silent as long as we are in our comfort zone within our privilege, Example:  We used to only be mildly bothered by systemic racist and its persistence - either not seeing it, or seeing it as isolated incidents, or not that major things etc. and/or we had other priorities that dwarfed it. 2. When we feel discomfort taking us out of our comfort zone(s), we commonly begin delving into the new dissonance that we feel Example: The George Floyd killing took many of us out of our comfort zone, 3. As we process and work through the discomfort many of us find a deepening (positive) challenge that contains discomfort - but also has resolve - to move forward positively - feeling the importance of what we are doing - the necessity of sustaining what we are doing. Example: We seek additional self-education such as in this course as well as building allies doing the work, etc. 4