57,162 views | Travis Jones • TEDxCharlotte
Bad White People
Since at least the Civil Rights Era, the culture of Whiteness has been marked by a kind of silent seriousness, shame or seclusion when it comes to issues of race and racism. The moral choice to become “Good White People” (or non-racists) has come at the deadly costs of colorblind racism. If we want a more free and just world, we must embrace Angela Davis’ words: “in a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” Drawing on moral psychology and sociology, my talk will explore how we move beyond being “Good White People” (or non-racist) to being Bad White People (anti-racists) in fighting for the freedom of ourselves and others. What do you want people to learn from your talk? want people to have a deeper understanding of the way Whiteness, as an ideology, works in the world; and then to be inspired by the moral vision of being Bad White People. What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? Finding big and small ways to be good-trouble-makers in the fight for racial justice.