Roots Deeper Than Whiteness
An Interview with David Dean

June 29, 2019

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode David Dean speaks with Joanna about: the circularity in systems of oppression; the system of domination began dissociating people from the land; the connection between economic exploitation and racism; the roots of white supremacy; the scientification of racism; inquiring into the history of Western culture through developing a summer program integrating basketball with social justice education; the key tool to unlocking white resistance to movements for racial justice and progress; dismantling white privilege for the collective liberation of everyone; a life-changing advice from Fania Davis, Angela Davis’ sister; reconnecting ancestral energy and restorative justice; emotional healing and social justice work; “roots deeper than whiteness”, developing skills for solidarity-based organizing .

David Dean is a writer, speaker, and anti-racism trainer seeking to support the growth of powerful, multiracial movements by showing white Americans how their well-being is tied to the freedom of people of color. He has been shaped most by his family’s love and his upbringing in Quaker communities. He loves to facilitate other’s discovery of their own inherent goodness and power to create social change.

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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