The work of creating a multiracial democracy – a democracy where power is truly shared, and equity is real – can feel overwhelming, depressing, futile even. But what if the tipping point for creating lasting change is only 3.5%?  Dr. Chenoweth (Harvard University) found that no civil resistance campaign across the globe over the last century “failed after they had achieved the active and sustained participation of just 3.5% of the population.”

Now we are at a unique historical moment to harness changing mindsets, to build a 3.5% of actively engaged white and/or privileged parents practicing antiracist integration.

Join our Patreon to support this work, and connect with us and other listeners to discuss these issues even further.

LINKS:

Dr. Erica Chenoweth Ted Talk

Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/integratedschools

Dr. Kfir Mordechay on gentrification

Matt Gonzales – “White Lips to White Ears”

Dr. Elizabeth McCrae on the Mother’s of Massive Resistance

Professor Michelle Adams on Milliken v Bradley and the hope for a multi-racial democracy

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The Integrated Schools Podcast was created by Courtney Mykytyn and Andrew Lefkowits.

This episode was produced by Andrew Lefkowits.

Audio editing and mixing by Andrew Lefkowits.

Music by Kevin Casey.

 

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