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Star Tribune: Profs. Terrance Kwame-Ross, Margaret Finders Develop “White Talk Moves” Training

Profs. Terrance Kwame-Ross and Margaret “Peg” Finders | Star Tribune
Profs. Terrance Kwame-Ross and Margaret “Peg” Finders | Star Tribune

Augsburg Professor Terrance Kwame-Ross and retired Education Department chairwoman Margaret “Peg” Finders noticed their department meetings would get tense at times, the Star Tribune reported July 24.

Kwame-Ross, a Black man in the mostly white and female department, was convinced his race was the reason that his opinions got pushed aside, according to the Star Tribune story. Finders, a white woman leading the department, struggled to navigate the racial tension in their department meetings. They both came together to examine the discomfort with academic rigor. The result is a framework they call “White Talk Moves”, a workshop to address the moves white people make that tend to silence and discount people of color.

Read their interview with the  Star Tribune here.

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