Witnessing Whiteness: How white people can help fight racism

protest, St. Louis
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - To work for racial equality, white people need to look at themselves and not others. That's according to the leader of the YWCA program "Witnessing Whiteness."

The YWCA of Greater St. Louis' Racial Justice Consultant Mary Ferguson says people need to focus inward to become more informed and more willing to listen in order to work with people of color who are interested in changing the status quo. She says race and racism have permeated the institutions of society and people need to envision the alternative.

"We will come out better off overall. Everyone will come out better overall," Ferguson says. "We're not losing something we're gaining our humanity, our basic humanity." 

To find out more about "Witnessing Whiteness" email: witnessingwhiteness @ywcastlouis.org
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