Kerri & Andy are celebrating Black History Month by gently tearing down myths and examining the ways in which white allies can avoid missteps.

Using thoughtful examples and the customary humor, Kerri and Andy explore underlying causes that contribute to “fauxgressive wokeness”. Come along in this delightful series of episodes and see  how we can all improve on a personal journey to equality and a celebration of diversity!

History as a Weapon

Join Andy Kennedy and Kerri Barber LIVE for a walk through history.

White supremacy depends on myths about our history and the fallacy of GrecoRoman culture. We’re exploring these myths and misconceptions right up through US history. See if you know reality v fiction from ancient to modern myths. Kudos to rockstar historian @platanoclassics for opening the floodgates!

#BlackHistoryMonth #WhitePrivilege #mondaythoughts #WhiteSupremacy Links for

Today: First Up: https://www.insider.com/denver-pilot-… He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive? Dan-el Padilla Peralta https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/ma…

Barbarians Inside the Gate, Part I Fears of immigration in ancient Rome and today https://eidolon.pub/barbarians-inside…

Black Athena https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_A…

Pharos is a platform where classical scholars, and the public more broadly, can learn about and respond to appropriations of Greco-Roman antiquity by hate groups online. http://pages.vassar.edu/pharos/

Origins Published by the History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University https://origins.osu.edu/article/bewar…

Challenging US centric myths: Prohibition nearly every major Black abolitionist and civil rights leader before World War I—from Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany and Sojourner Truth to F.E.W. Harper, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington—endorsed temperance and prohibition. “…the primary target of their ire was the liquor traffic: predatory capitalism and the immorality of getting one’s fellow man addicted to promote your own profit.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/forgotten-…

Manifest destiny Newspaper editor John O’Sullivan is generally credited with coining the term manifest destiny in 1845 to describe the essence of this mindset In 1836, the Republic of Texas declared independence from Mexico and, after the Texas Revolution, sought to join the United States as a new state. This was an idealized process of expansion that had been advocated from Jefferson to O’Sullivan: newly democratic and independent states would request entry into the United States, rather than the United States extending its government over people who did not want it.

Homestead Act “Researchers project that approximately 3,500 black claimants succeeded in obtaining their patents (titles) from the General Land Office, granting them ownership of approximately 650,000 acres of prairie land. Counting all family members, as many as 15,000 people lived on these homesteads.” The Homestead Act opened land ownership to male citizens, widows, single women, and immigrants pledging to become citizens. The 1866 Civil Rights Act and the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed that African Americans were eligible as well. https://www.nps.gov/articles/african-…

Conspirituality and WhiteWashed Spiritual Narcissism
“Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego” – and helping forward fascism and QAnon conspiracy in the process!
 
How did Woke Witness and the Wellness industry cross over to highly negative spaces and what can YOU learn to diffuse, disrupt, and build bridges with loved ones? Wellness expert Dominique Miller is back for this timely discussion!
 
#BlackHistoryMonth #FreeAssange #Buffalo #Vaccines Links for Today: Assange Extradition: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-1… The Science of Spiritual Narcissism https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar… ‘Conspirituality’ Explains Why the Wellness World Fell for QAnon https://www.vice.com/en/article/93wq7… Can’t get enough of Dominique? Follow her and take it all in through her podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/welcome… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dominiquedoe…
"Woke Whitness" and Toxic Allys Refresher for Black History Month

In this time of unbridled leftist ‘Karening’ make sure to check your privilege at the door! Its Black History Month and some of you ALREADY wildin’ out. Let’s revisit White Fragility in a safe space and explore examples of what NOT to do and how to take a moment to pause before reflexivity landing in that ‘Becky’ space.