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There are historians, educators, and scholars from many disciplines who assert that if appreciable numbers of people in a given society clearly understood racism (past and present), that nation as a whole would genuinely embrace the opportunities and complexities of the individual and the collective racial and ethnic makeup of humanity. The idea presupposes that such a society would seriously move toward the elimination of overt and subconsciously embedded racism. Others believe that the elimination of racism requires a complete upheaval of the social system. Author, educator and antiracist essayist and activist Tim Wise is followed by thousands around the globe for his intelligent-no-nosense response to racism. Tim Wise distinguiushes “…between institutional and personal bias, (and) the link between racial oppression and class injustice…”

The late Asa G. Hilliard III spent his lifetime studying the African experience and addressing racism within his respected body of work which included the areas of educational psychology and history. What do you think? Among those who espouse the anti-racism perspective see this article, “Rx for Racism: Imperatives for America’s Schools,” by Gerald J. Pine and Asa G. Hilliard III, Phi Delta Kappan, April 1990 (http://principals.mpls.k12.mn.us/sites/ee869d27-88e5-478a-97e1-b5e41772b8f7/uploads/Rx_for_Racism_Article.pdf).

“…I am interested in the aims, the methods and the content of the socialization processes that we ought to have in place to create wholeness among our people.”–Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III