Mindful of Race 101

Racism remains one of the most rooted and painful impasses of our time. The scars and history of racism impacts all of us, without exception. It impacts our capacity to genuinely love, and it blinds us to our humanity.

Racism is fed through unawareness, oppressive systems, and the misuse of power. Deepening our understanding of how we have been conditioned to think and react is at the root of racial harm and racial healing. We each must ask ourselves:

Why are matters of race still matters of concern throughout the world?

And what does this have to do with me?

This course offers an introduction to the Mindful of Race framework using the Rubik to illustrate six concepts in three intersecting pairs. These concepts support an investigation of our racial habits of mind that influence how we show up in the world.

Racial Awareness Rubik

The Rubik is a useful metaphor to illustrate and remember the Mindful of Race core concepts. The Rubik is a complex and dynamic puzzle that requires focused attention and wise effort. Once you understand the goal and intersecting concepts of the Rubik, you can interact with it more skillfully each time you engage. Likewise, the six concepts of Mindful of Race shows us the complexity and dynamics of our racial conditioning (aka colors) and its impact on collective well-being (Rubik cube as one system).

6 Concepts, 3 Pairs:

Pair 1: Individual & Group Identity

Pair 2: Dominant & Subordinated Group Dynamics

Pair 3: Mindfulness Practice & Racial Affinity Group Development

101 Outcomes:

In this self-directed introductory video course, you learn to:

  • Recognize your commonality as a racial being and your racial group conditioning;
  • Understand power dynamics and its role in structural racism;
  • Discover two structures that support an uprooting of racial habits of harm, and;
  • Learn of a pathway to deepen your awareness and impact on racial harmony.

Transforming racism begins on the inside! Becoming mindful of how dynamics of race and racism play inside of your heart, mind, bodies, communities, and organizations profoundly supports social wellbeing.

The aim of this introductory course is to enliven your understanding of the Mindful of Race book, to stimulate greater self-awareness, and to provide you with a path that deepens your understanding and social responsibility to racial harmony.

Companion Reference:

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

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This course consist of 9 lessons and is estimated at 8 hours of study.