The conversation around racial identity matters now as never before, yet it’s fraught with confusions and partial truths. Many people who want to be on the right side of history are puzzled and all too often muzzled. I’m for taking a more expansive view that embraces human complexity and accepts people where they are while challenging them to grow.
My intended audience is Americans who identify as white. You come to the conversation to do good by your team, organization, and society. I want you to walk away with greater resilience for every challenge life brings. This is your life, your story. Forget about being a rescuer, victim, or persecutor. It’s time to be heroes, together, stretching ourselves for the benefit of all of us. Here are resources to support you.
White Fragility is a true but partial guide to difficult racial conversations (part one of a two-part article)
Reimagining American Identity—my e-book with Greg Thomas and Jewel Kinch-Thomas, available for free here.
Healing America's Racial Wounds. My appearance on the Coaches Rising podcast.
My take on JEDI (Justice, Equiy, Diversity, and Inclusion), published in Integral Review. An extended response to Aftab Erfan's paper in the same journal.
Racial Identity in America. My appearance on Not Simple, a Cultivating Leadership podcast.
Reimagining America's racial reckoning as a hero and heroine journey. Jewel Kinch-Thomas and I appeared as guests on the Innovating Leadership podcast with host Maureen Metcalf.
Want resilience? Black American culture has you covered
Resilience and racialized body trauma with Diane Woods (episode 99)
White nationalism and male identity with Elizabeth Debold (episode 80)
Stomping the blues and reimagining American identity with Greg Thomas (episode 75)
Whites’ self-interest in opposing racism with Diane Woods (episode 74)