Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION    Racism Is a Heart Disease, and It’s Curable ... 1

PART 1   UNDERSTANDING HABITS OF HARM – DIAGNOSIS

CHAPTER 1 - Two Realities, One Truth  ... 17

CHAPTER 2 - Individual and Group Racial Identity ... 23

CHAPTER 3 - Racial Group Dominance and Subordination ... 35

CHAPGER 4 - Six Hindrances to Racial Harmony ... 45

Part 1 Summary ... 69

PART 2   MINDFULNESS – HEART SURGERY

CHAPTER 5 - Life is not Personal, Permanent, or Perfect ... 75

CHAPTER 6 - Establishing a Daily Meditation Practice ... 79

CHAPTER 7 - Cultivating Calm: Sitting and Walking Practice ... 83

CHAPTER 8 - Kindness Practice ... 93

CHAPTER 9 - Understanding the Cycles of Misperception ... 103

CHAPTER 10 - Working with Racial Distress – RAIN Practice ... 109

Part 2 Summary ... 127

PART 3   CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF CARE – RECOVERY

CHAPTER 11 -  Cultivating Moral Character ... 131

CHAPTER 12 - Compassion Practice ... 145

CHAPTER 13 - The Wake-Up Call: Racial Affinity Groups ... 165

CHAPTER 14 - Talking About What Disturbs You ... 177

CHAPTER 15 - What White People Can Do With Privilege ... 189

CHAPTER 16 - What People of Color Must Do Together ... 213

CHAPTER 17 - Artistry: Cultural Medicine ... 237

CHAPTER 18 - Equanimity Practice ... 243

MESSY AT BEST ... 253

Acknowledgements ... 261

About The Author ... 265