Guidelines for Discussion of Racial Conflict and the Language of Hate, Bias, and Discrimination (website from the University of Michigan)
Now in the course of this discussion we got off on an annoying and possibly predictable tangent where white working class people were being castigated as somehow "worse" and "more racist," than, I don't know, "us." That's bullshit. They aren't more racist; they are differently racist. We all express racism in class-specific cultural ways. On thinking about this further I really want to go back and poke at this next session and particularly unpack the notion that conflict avoidance and restraint and not talking openly about certain subjects is not a universal guideline but actually a very class-specific form of social interaction. But I don't have any good stuff to go off of in my office and can't find any quick-and-easy links using teh googel. Anybody got me a fast fix? I should really be grading papers instead of obsessively planning class.