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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 12:30 PM

8. I think I think to start a 12-step program for my fellow white people

1) Admitted to ourselves, and each other that yes we too can be racist and probably are and definetely were at some point in our lives and could not manage our own racism

2) Came to believe that instead of telling AA's and other POC how to think, feel and act, we should instead...listen

3) Made a decision to turn over our defensive knee-jerk reactions and action to the care of educating ourselves about whiteness and what that means

4) Made and searching and fearless moral inventory of our racisms

5) Admitted to our friends, family including AA and POC friends and family the exact nature of our racisms and encouraged dialogue and conversation.

6) Were entirely ready to have all racisms removed from our character

7) Humbly asked POC and other fellow anti-racists to call us out on our racisms to help remove them

8) Made a list of all persons we had harmed by our racism, and became willing to make amends to them ALL.

9) Made direct amends where possible, and where not possible, listened to POC about what would, and would not work in making those amends

10) Continued to take personal inventory of our racisms, and when we are racist, promptly admitted it.

11) Sought through community action and self-reflection to improve our additudes and outlook and race and racisms, making the battle against racism part our daily lives

12) Having had social conscience awakening as a result of these steps, carry the message to fellow white people and practice not being racist in all our affairs.

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