From: kirby urner <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [MFM - Friends for Racial Justice]
The Inner Work of Racial Justice
To: Racial Justice Study and Action Group
I liked the Rhonda Magee recording.
As an expat, I got a lot out of Tiffany's story. She was raised
to identify as Japanese, then brought back to America by
her missionary parents so she could learn about American
racism and therefore be more bicultural:
I'm for disentangling "race" (which Rhonda agrees is fiction)
from "ethnicity". They're not the same and should never be confused.
You have control over your ethnicity. You can be born mostly in one,
and die mostly in another.
Only some ethnicities encourage a belief in races e.g. those
white supremacist Bible schools that use the Genesis story
of Noah to reinforce the idea of races.
If you look at American history, this is how many Christians
first learned of "how the races began". Contemporary science
has no such story as "race" has been mostly stamped out in
favor of "haplotypes" and "haplogroups" and other such genetic
talk. "Race" is not a topic of serious scientific studies anymore.
On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 10:09 PM [ Friend ] wrote:
> Another good resource, This is a TED talk from Rhonda Magee. I attended a zoom webinar with her and she was insightful, compassionate and informative. She wrote a book called The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities Through Mindfulness. She combines racial justice education with buddhist practice of non-violence and compassion
> [ Friend ]