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H. Blu’s Word: Terrorism: Birmingham to Boston, The Power of Whiteness

H. Blu’s Word: Terrorism: Birmingham to Boston, The Power of Whiteness

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May 11th, 2013

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Listen in as Stacey Brewer of H. Blu’s Word speaks on the topic: Terrorism: Birmingham to Boston; The Power of Whiteness.

In modern times, we often speak of terrorism coming from those who are not Americans or Christians (9/11 attacks) or from those who are perhaps influenced by foreign extremists who are against the American dream (i.e. Boston Marathon bombing), but Monday we will also remember the domestic terrorism of our past that was often sparked by racism, including the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, AL, that killed four little girls.

Within our general discussion, we will also speak on anti-racist and educator Tim Wise’s published essay that explores white privilege in the context of the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. Wise states, “White privilege is knowing that even if the Boston Marathon bomber were white, his or her identity will not result in white folks generally being singled out for suspicion by law enforcement, or the TSA, or the FBI.” Is this an accurate statement? Tim Wise is a white man by the way.

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