This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 301 with the author of The Inner Work Of Racial Justice Rhonda MaGee.
In these fraught and divisive times, our instincts often compel us to fight or flight. However, law professor and mindfulness teacher RHONDA MAGEE offers a different way to address racism in THE INNER WORK OF RACIAL JUSTICE: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness (TarcherPerigee; Trade Paperback; Publication Date: September 14, 2021).
THE INNER WORK OF RACIAL JUSTICE demonstrates how the real work of racial justice starts with ourselves. Through the practice of mindfulness – becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations and assessing them in a nonjudgmental way – we can develop emotional resilience and the ability to combat unconscious biases. Self-awareness creates space for more thoughtful, less reactive interactions with people who have different perspectives and opinions. Through mindfulness and self-compassion, victims of injustice also develop the tools needed to work toward healing from the ongoing effects of systemic oppression. THE INNER WORK OF RACIAL JUSTICE helps readers to:
•Develop ColorInsight, an approach developed by Magee that combines mindfulness and compassion practices to engage with diverse groups of people.
•Work with strong emotions in real time.
•Develop the will and skills to connect despite racism.