Video link to "Trauma of Racism"
Dear campus community,
I invite and encourage you to watch the recorded Webex Event “Trauma of Racism."
This powerful and insightful program, which aired live on Tuesday, includes the voices and lived experiences of members of our community and invited guests as we reflect upon race and racism in America and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. I’d like to thank our participants for their honesty, bravery, and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society. This panel gave various facets of how trauma impacts individuals as well as impacted groups.
Our panelists included:
- Derrick Tennial, Founder and CEO at Let’s REThink that Narrative Inc.
- Carl Wesley, President and Chief Executive Officer at Center for Self-Sufficiency
- David Reinhart, Lecturer of Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Robin Fox, Interim Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies
- Jaquilla Ross, Lecturer of Accounting and UW-Whitewater Alumna
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link:
For easy reference, timestamps are included below so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
I hope you will take the time to watch, and that you will join us for “Racism in Athletics and Sports” on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. Additional information on this session will be shared as it is available.
Warm Warhawk Regards,
Kenny E. Yarbrough
Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
2:10—Being a former student and current staff member of UW-Whitewater, have you been personally traumatized in the learning environment? How has this impacted you as a professional?
7:33—How has religion played a part in the perpetuation of racism, specifically in America, and specifically in Christianity?
13:40—The trauma that people can face both experiencing racial trauma as a black man, but also the trauma of being exacerbated by being the same-gender loving man.
18:30—How is racial trauma experienced and expressed in the classroom? How can white teachers help address and assist students of color when they’re experiencing racial trauma in their schools?
23:51—How can we prepare young white teachers, now in the academic setting, especially those who are going to encounter students who are of color?
27:39—How have you seen the impact of racism for people when they’re trying to secure employment?
30:46—Seeing the murders of black men, how do you as a black man and a father of black children, how do you educate your children about the world that we have to live in now? What type of instruction do you give them to help navigate this space?
37:48—The group projects with the minimum black students in the classroom is definitely where I see racial issues in the classroom, how can faculty members help address that when they see it in real time?
43:47—Black people have dealt with racism for 400+ years, what progress do you believe our society has made when tackling this issue?
50:35—As a graduate student studying school counseling, how can I support students of color and marginalized identities who are bullied and treated unfairly in school because of our broken education system?
59:01—I’m in the Master’s Counselor Education program, when I’m in a session with a person of color, do you think it would be helpful to discuss skin color differences between the two of us or should I not address that at all?
1:02:03—Sometimes people say, “It’s not hatred, it’s heritage.” What are your thoughts on removing historical monuments of white slave owners but still enshrining plantations and other slave-based monuments?
1:06:22—As a faculty member, how can I channel my protest against the negative tone coming from the top leaders and let my minority students know that this is not us and this is not me?
1:11:13—I have heard many talks from Candace Owens about her beliefs in the current political, social climate and the media’s involvement. Do any of you have opinions on her view?
1:14:57—It can’t just be faculty/staff of color who are recruiting potential employees of color, it has to be the University, why?
1:20:33—I am a white person and consider myself not a racist, what can we do to educate others?