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Things White People Can Do to Promote Race Unity

Sep 06, 2020

In The Advent of Divine Justice, Shoghi Effendi calls upon white people to contribute to the solution of racial prejudice by abandoning “their usually inherent and at times subconscious sense of superiority.” The challenge is clear. Even with the best of intentions, how can one excise or even identify one’s own inherent and subconscious tendencies?

In this presentation, JoAnn Borovicka will share a selection of things that white people can do to increase their awareness and to contribute to the solution of racial prejudice in a conscious and proactive manner. These suggestions are gleaned from the work of social scientists, educators, and others who have studied systemic racism and the culture of white supremacy, as well as from her own learnings from co-authoring the book Crossing the Line—A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Change.

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JoAnn Borovicka

JoAnn Borovicka recently retired from a career in the Arts and Education where she worked primarily in the South Carolina Coastal Region with some activity overseas. Her work was rich and varied and included curriculum design, professional storytelling, creative writing, dance performance and instruction, costume design, art instruction, studio art, and work in object conservation. Post-retirement she has maintained her studio art activities and also turned her energies to research and writing. She is the author of Light of the Kingdom—Biblical Topics in the Baha’i Writings (2016) and other works (see bahai-library.com) and co-author of Crossing the Line—A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Change (2019). She and her husband, Mike, live in Greenville, South Carolina.

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