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Introduction, Workshop 7: Discerning Race/Discerning Power

In "Building the World We Dream About," a Tapestry of Faith program

Although race has become such an obvious source of conflict, identity, and debate in almost every arena of our lives, few attempts are made to clarify what we mean by the term "race." Immeasurable confusion develops wherever peoples talk about racial issues because they are not speaking the same language. — Julio Noboa, contemporary educator and author, member of Latino/a Unitarian Universalist Networking Association (LUUNA)

This workshop offers a variety of experiential ways to explore definitions of racism and invites participants to consider the difference between racial prejudice and racism. Participants are introduced to the ideas that racism is a system that leads to particular economic, cultural, sociological, and political outcomes; and that those outcomes exist independent of the intentions of individuals in the culturally dominant group.

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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

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