Raising Your Racial IQ
What Whites Don't Know about Living in a Racialized World
From: Let's Talk Race
The purposes of this chapter are to reveal what’s hidden to whites about the experiences of living day to day as a person of color in the US, laying bare the consequences of a society steeped in racism, and to offer prompts for strengthening and moving our knowledge into conversations with both other white people and people of color.
Fern L. Johnson
Fern L. Johnson, PhD, is Senior Research Scholar and Professor Emerita at Clark University, specializing in race, culture, and language. Her publications include Speaking Culturally and Imaging in Advertising, and many journal articles. She is a seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator. Fern co-authored, with Marlene Fine, The Interracial Adoption Option, which draws on their experience as white parents of African American sons. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
Marlene G. Fine
Marlene G. Fine, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Simmons University, specializing in cultural diversity, leadership, and dialogue. She authored Building Successful Multicultural Organizations, and her articles appear in a broad range of journals. She is a seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator. Marlene co-authored, with Fern Johnson, The Interracial Adoption Option, which draws on their experience as white parents of African American sons. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.