One of our members, Spogmai, suggested that we make a groupchat to share thoughts or links to information that we mentioned in discussion. So, I made a groupme chat that is open. Here is the link to join:
Of course, this is optional, so don’t feel like you need to join if you’re uncomfortable doing so! Thank you so much for joining govreaders. Faith and I are over the moon with how the first meeting went. Here are the questions that we discussed:
Intro and the book talk a lot about policies being the cause more so than people. What are some examples of policies which are racist/disproportionately impact POC?
How do you identify and why? Do you not identify as *insert identity* as a way to separate yourself from the privilege that gives you/stereotypes that comes with it?
Who told us that we live in a democracy? And what evidence did they have to prove it? Discussion of cognitive dissonance between being told that we’re in a democracy and not actually being in one in reality.
If you have power, what/who has enabled you to have it? And why did they do that? What caused you to have power while other people don’t, and what was the reason behind this cause?
Thats all! Thanks to all for a wonderful first meeting.