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Ending racism

Ending racism

Systems that marginalize people of color also confer privileges on white people—privileges that are hard for those who benefit to see or acknowledge. AFSC works with young people and adults across racial lines to promote understanding and healing and to challenge the systems that perpetuate racism.

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Monthly stories and resources from AFSC.

Anti-racism resources-

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Story

After the spate of killings of unarmed black men in 2014, a working group of AFSC staff have gathered to assess what can be done to assure justice is achieved and to further examine how AFSC can best support solving this critical issue.

White privilege-

Goens sisters
Blog Entry

AFSC’s Sharon Goens-Bradley says that the desire to be seen as “good” causes much of the harm in the world, and that the difficulty of hearing when we’ve caused harm can cover up opportunities to truly heal.

Campaigns and projects-

Story

In Seattle, AFSC’s Tyree Scott Freedom School brings together young adults to discuss issues of institutional racism, systemic poverty, and the prison-industrial complex, and to learn organizing skills to tackle these issues.