Welcome to the 15th week of The Challenge!

Our 18-Week Challenge gives us an opportunity to read articles, listen to podcasts, and view videos dealing with the roots of racial injustice, the systemic racist policies in our institutions, and our own misconceptions of racism. The Challenge creates a dedicated time and space for us to reflect on our own personal experiences, biases, and assumptions. Each week you will be sent a new prompt to explore.

If you have just decided to join the Challenge or if you want to revisit previous week’s materials, you can find them on our website: https://ncjwcns.org/actions/antiracism/

Week 15: December 4 

You may have heard some people say that they don’t see a person’s color - they only see a person. This week’s articles explore the idea that “colorblindness” is the wrong strategy to use to solve racism. Both articles, 7 Reasons Why Colorblindness Contributes to Racism Instead of Solves It by Jon Greenberg, a racial justice educator, and Color-Blind vs. Anti-Racist from Hope College’s project Getting Race Right emphasize the importance of recognizing race differences in ending discrimination and promoting diversity.   

Post your reaction to this week’s prompt. Discuss it with other Challenge participants. Join our closed Facebook Group. Here’s how: Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/602463427350589, click join and answer the three membership questions.