Day 23 Toxic Elements of White Culture 30 Days of Racial and Disabled Justice

toxic elements of white culture

White-dominant culture operates as a social mechanism granting advantages to white people, because they can navigate society both by feeling normal and being viewed as normal.  What “normal” elements of your organizational culture are toxic? Here are a few examples:

  1. Worship of the Written Word
  2. Right to Comfort
  3. Binary Thinking 
  4. Fear of Open Conflict
  5. Power Hoarding 

Source:  Calling Up Justice

Link to Additional Resources 

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Kenneth Jones & Tema Okun. ChangeWork, 2001


National Museum of African American History and Culture

From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

Systems of White Supremacy and White Privilege

White Supremacy Culture in Organizations

Pulling Apart the Glue of White Supremacy Culture

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