CJJ-Durham/OC Racial Justice Study Group: Session 2
Our Durham/Orange County Chapter hosts a regular racial justice study group that is open to participants from anywhere in the state. If you're in to the group, an organizer will reach out to you ahead of time to orient you to our group agreements and catch you up on what you might have missed in previous sessions.
To prepare for our next study session, please listen to the following episode of "Controlling Our Narrative," a podcast where Black Americans discuss national news, entertainment, family life, and politics.*
*It’s okay if you can’t listen to the whole episode! There is enough food for thought if you listen until minute 9:30. There’s a second clear break at around 24:15, and of course you can always listen to the whole series!
Then write a journal entry reflecting on the questions below. (Please feel free to focus on whichever two questions require the deepest reflection.)
- What is my assigned racial identity?
- How might that differ from my felt or perceived racial identity?
- How was the conception of race constructed in the US and how has it evolved over time?
- How have Jews of various backgrounds been racialized in the US?
- How have racism and antisemitism affected these experiences?