Racial Reconciliation

Globally, reconciliation has offered a powerful path toward political and cultural progress. Most visibly, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa directly confronted the denial of Black humanity by the white state. “Reconciliation required acknowledging and atoning for the wrong done — asking for their victims’ forgiveness while resolving never to repeat the wrongs and working to restore their victims to full humanity as fellow citizens,” notes Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, professor and chair of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University.


But what happens if a government never comes to terms with its structural racism, past and present? In the wake of continuous violence perpetrated by the U.S. state, reconciliation has surged as a critical strategy t [...]

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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

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Also in this section:
  • Addressing Trauma and Healing

  • Caucus and Affinity Groups

  • Community Organizing

  • Hate Crimes Prevention and Response

  • Narrative Change

  • Training and Popular Education

  • Advocacy

  • Community Building

  • Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice

  • Leadership Development

  • Organizational Change Process

  • Youth Activism and Intergenerational Work

  • Arts and Culture

  • Community Engagement

  • Dialogue and Deliberation

  • Multicultural Competency

  • Policy and Legislative Change

GLOSSARY

Anti-Racist

Caucusing (Affinity Groups)

Implicit Bias

Microaggression

Multicultural Competency

Power

Racial Healing

Racial Reconciliation

Restorative Justice

White Supremacy Culture

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