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My Journey

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I started this journey as a white woman with the intention of taking this Issac opportunity to examine and think about the racism in me, in society, and the institutions that shaped my development as a white person. I’m sharing my walks and thoughts with friends or family members who join me on these walks, sometimes bike rides. From the time I was a protected child in rural California, I was sensitive to racist statements by my family, friends and acquaintances. Confrontation brought on adverse reactions: Silence was a coping mechanism, but it accomplishes nothing. I’m Stretching my comfort zones with conversations. Some of my loving family members are joining me in our own book club, first examining “White Fragility.” I’m so happy to have others support my Journey. My husband Tom and I are members of Peoples UU Church. Journeying Toward a Beloved Community, Emily Bettencourt

Emily Bettencourt

One Response to "My Journey"
  1. Tobi Hanna-Davies says:

    Go Emily! So glad to be on this journey with you!

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