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Radical Anti-Bias Education

Course Participant Page


Welcome! This page is for registrants in our 2023 summer training, "Radical Anti-Bias Education: Cultivating True Comrades in Struggle." Please do not share this page with anyone who is not registered for the training. You are welcome to share specific homework materials, but not the link to the page – which will include links to recordings as they become available.

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Important Information


Training Survey: We ask that all participants fill out the post-training survey. Your feedback helps us refine & improve this offering for the future. Thank you! Find your survey here.

CE Track participants use a different, CE specific survey in order receive credits for the program. That survey is linked on the CE participant page.


Homework: Homework materials for all sessions will be posted below. Please allow 1-2 hours for homework per session. We ask that everyone engage with the study materials prior to each session. 

Recordings: Recordings of each live session will be available 2-3 days after it takes place. Links to these recordings will be posted at the top of the homework assignment for the corresponding session. Recordings, along with the participant page as a whole, will remain accessible through November 6, 2023 (three months after our final live session). After this, study materials will be e-mailed to you as a PDF and session recordings will no longer be available.

Session 1

Session One: Introduction & A Radical Approach to Anti-Bias Education

Session Recording: View Here

Chat Log: View Here

Presentation Content: David's Slides


Study Materials



  • Matewan “Union Speech” – clip from 1987 film (6 min watch). Note: The term “dago” is a pejorative for Italians, who were recent immigrants during the historical period of the Matewan Massacre.


  • Why I Quit the Klan C.P Ellis narrative collected by Studs Terkel in 1980 (20-30 minute read)


Optional background reading: If you’re very new to some of the topics covered in this training, or if you haven’t taken a course with us before, here are some optional, background study materials that you might want to review:




Session Two

Session Two: Histories of Race and Class Bias

Session Recording: View Here

Chat Log: View Here

Presentation Content: Eleanor's Slides (Awareness Practices to Shed Bias) | David's Slides (Histories of Racial Bias)

Study Materials

Anti-Black Racism, the Minstrel Show, and the Making of Whiteness – Chris Crass (pages 22-25 / 8-10 min read)


Using Dog Whistles to Undermine Government – Video from Ian Haney López (2 min watch). If you're interested, click here for more from Haney López's Race-Class Academy. Note: In session one we critiqued liberalism for not going far enough to meet people's economic needs. In this video Haney López uses the term in the positive because, when compared to right wing government, it calls for a more sizable social safety net. This was particularly true prior to the 1980s before Reagan successfully shifted all of mainstream politics to the right.


Anti-Asian Racism Creates Inequality for All – Excerpt from an Essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen (5 min read)


Invisibility is the Modern form of Racism Against Native Americans – Rebecca Nagle (5 min read)


Excerpt from MLK’s 1965 Speech in Montgomery, AL, about how Jim Crow was a tool explicitly (and effectively) designed to destroy the multiracial Populist movement that flourished briefly in the late 1800s (4 min read).


What the media gets wrong about the Trump supporter caricature – Krystal Ball & Saagar Enjeti interview George Goehl of People’s Action (9 min watch)


Jack Metzgar | WA Handout - selections from various works by Jack Metzgar (10-15 min) / Please do not publicly or privately share White Awake handouts. We encourage sharing of the original sources only. Ty!

Elizabeth Catte | WA Handout - selections from various interviews with Elizabeth Catte (8-10 min read) / Please do not publicly or privately share White Awake handouts. We encourage sharing of the original sources only. Ty! 


We need to reclaim populism from the right. It has a long, proud leftwing history – selection from The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism, by Thomas Frank (10-15 minute read)

Cycle of Socialization Image – Bobbie Harro (5 minute read)

Activity: View Full Assignment

Assignment Summary: This week, in addition to your study materials, we are including an embodied activity for you to do — a solidarity meditation. This meditation is intended to be a reflection on the vast web of interconnections we have with other humans in a far reaching social and economic network. In the face of our society's manufactured divisions, this practice is meant to draw our mind and spirit to the potential of building the comradeship and collective power required to transform our world. Click here to read the full assignment.

Session 3

Session Three: Next Steps for Taking Action

Session Recording: View Here

Chat Log: View Here


Study Materials


Saviors, Allies and Comrades – David Dean (9 min watch)


Race-Class: A Winning Electoral Narrative – Demos Action (5-7 min read)


An Interview with Heather McGee - Bad Faith Podcast (watch/listen to first 10 mins)


If Progressives Don’t Try to Win Over Rural Areas, Guess Who Will - George Goehl (8-10 min read) 


Reply to Misled Worker - Article from 1930 in the Southern Worker, the CPUSA’s weekly newspaper in the South. Written by James S. Allen, the paper’s editor. Read original text (includes newspaper masthead). Or read our transcribed version (10-15 min). 

White Anti-Racism Must Be Based in Solidarity, Not Altruism - Jesse Myerson (15-18 min read).

“Learning How to Listen - Michigan” – a podcast by People’s Action (Read episode description and listen from the 8:50 mark until the end, 20 min listen)

Cycle of Liberation Image - Bobbie Harro. Please reflect on the cycle described here when doing the activity below and thinking about your own journey in the work of social change (5 min read).

Activity: View Full Assignment

Assignment Summary: The activities portion of this week's homework consists of a personal assessment to reflect on how you would like to deepen your work in the world for social change. Click here to read the full assignment.

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