#30DayEducationChallenge: Day 24 Fear

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

For Day 24 of our #30DayEducationChallenge we are examining fear. We've all seen the classic 'white woman clutches her purse when a Black man walks by her on the sidewalk' and we know it's not right. Why does it happen and how do we stop it?

We have two articles, the first from Ibram X Kendi - the founding NYT Best-Selling Author of Stamped From the Beginning and How to Be an Anti-Racist and the founding Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. The second article from Aamna Mohdin looks into the history of white fear.

πŸ“–Who Gets to Be Afraid In America?  (The Atlantic)
πŸ“–US history explains that white fear is just another way to enforce racial segregation (Quartz)

Reflection Questions (discuss with your group, journal, join the conversation on Instagram)

  1. What is something new you learned?
  2. What is something that surprised you?
  3. What is the responsibility of allies in changing this?
  4. What historic concepts do you recognize in these articles? 

If you just joined us, πŸ‘‹πŸΌwelcome! You can pick up today and follow this live through the end. After we finish Day 30, please start from the beginning and complete the first two weeks in order.

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