john a. powell

john a. powell (spelled without capital letters) is a renowned social justice advocate. He leads the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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The invisibility of whiteness means that one doesn't have to notice that one is white. So there are people, and then there are black people. There are people and there are Latino people. And people—just people, just folks—turn out to be white, but we don't notice it. White people have the luxury...

Quote | By john a. powell | May 9, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Identity, Justice, Power, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Self-Respect

"The thing that's really slick about whiteness, if you will, is that most of the benefits can be obtained without ever doing anything personally......

Quote | By john a. powell | May 9, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Gender, Identity, Justice, Power, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity

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