Meena’s Microaggresions Reminders

                             Welcome back to Meena’s Microaggression Reminders.
                                                        February’s Fix
How to educate yourself without placing the onus on a person of color to do it for you. Rather than asking a person of color, what you should do to learn or how to help, instead perhaps begin the process for yourself.
While two key steps in learning about other cultures and perspectives are to bring curiosity and develop empathy, it is also important not to tokenize person of color to curate your education. For February, which is Black History month because of the impressive work of Dr. Carter Woodson, I have provided some initial ideas for a reading list.
                                 So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
                                    Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Keni
                     White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson
                                           The Other Americans, Laila Lalami
                                       The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
                                            The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
                                               Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid
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         Meena Patel is a WLALA Board Member on the Equity, Belonging & Anti-Racism Committee.