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  • Did you read Kendi's book "How to be an Anti-racist?" He says that being anti-white is being racist. I think it is important for the Anthroposophical Society to not take a stance opposing anti-racism and to take the stance that they are in their position statement on diversity, i.e. opposing any form of discrimination. I think it is possible to resolve racial disparities without discriminating against white people solely on their race, and that is what we need to advocate for.  I disagree with Kendi when he says that we need to fight racist discrimination with anti-racist discrimination.  However, I also haven't been discriminated against based on my race, so I can allow him his opinion.  Hearig and truly listening to diverse opinions will help us create and support policies that are not racist and do not support inequities based on race. We can create and support policies that will help us want to out of our own moral intuition and freedom to treat each other with the dignity that each human being deserves. 

  • Anthroposophy is certainly not "anti-racist". Anti-racism does not mean being against racism, it means more than that. It includes their solution also. Personal definitions don't matter. What matters are anti-racist ideology definitions. Ibram X. Kendi definitions: “anti-racism” means supporting and instituting policies and ideas that LEVEL racial disparities of socio-economic outcome, while “racism” consists of any policy or idea that results in racial inequity.

    You cannot "LEVEL" so-called racial disparities without discriminating against white people solely on their race. The anthroposophical solution is rising above ethnic group characteristics to become unique individuals as explained in C14 of TPOF. Seeing the individual more so than the race is a form of "colorblindness" that anti-racists despise. 

    The Anthroposophical Society needs to make a statement opposing "anti-racism" as racist, which it is.

    See this: Defining Racism Up: Ibram X. Kendi’s Weird Definition of Anti-racism
    https://newdiscourses.com/2020/07/defining-racism-ibram-kendi-weird...

    Defining Racism Up: Ibram X. Kendi’s Weird Definition of Anti-racism
    Kendi’s central intellectual contribution has been a redefinition of “racism” and how it works.
  • A think it is important for schools to carefully teach anti-racism, so that they are not teaching anti-white.  My definition of anti-racism: Speaking and acting in a way that speaks and acts against anyone using the social construct of race to  make oneself or another person inferior or superior to another person.  The basis of Waldorf Education is Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy is a world view that is anti-racist and pro human individuality and community.

    Copied and pasted from the Anthroposophical Society in America: 

    Position Statement on Diversity
    The Anthroposophical Society in America [US] is committed to honoring and supporting every human being in fulfilling their potential. Individuals engaged in continuing self-development and with interest in one another are the necessary foundation for strong, healthy communities of all kinds, for the global ecology that we carry together for the benefit of all.
    The Anthroposophical Society in America [US] does not condone or support any activities of individuals or organizations that deny or denigrate the dignity and humanity of any human being or group of human beings.
    The founder of anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), was a spiritual researcher of human origins and the evolution of consciousness from a Western perspective. He developed his insights into many practical applications for the benefit of humanity. He addressed questions of individuality, race, ethics, and religions in his talks and writings in the early 20th century.
    We acknowledge and understand that readers today will likely find some of these lectures and passages that characterize race and other group identities to be deeply offensive. The negative views of race and religions implied in these passages are unacceptable in any contemporary context and do not inform any aspect of the work of the Anthroposophical Society in America [US].
    We explicitly reject any theory that might be construed to be part of Rudolf Steiner’s work that characterizes or judges any human being as superior or inferior based on racial, gender, ethnic, religious, or other group identity.
    Throughout his life, Steiner spoke about the growing social and spiritual importance of overcoming racism for the health of communities and future humanity. A very clear statement of this view is in Lecture I of his series The Universal Human (1909):
    ...in its fundamental nature, the anthroposophical movement . . . must cast aside the division into races. It must seek to unite people of all races and nations, and to bridge the divisions and differences between various groups of people. The old point of view of race has a physical character, but what will prevail in the future will have a more spiritual character.
    As a leadership group for the Anthroposophical Society in America [US], the General Council affirms and commits to the practice of a more just and equitable human future and to encouraging such practices in all anthroposophical organizations and activities.
    Membership in the Anthroposophical Society is open to everyone who sees the value of anthroposophy without regard to gender, national origin, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or religion. In addition, the Society encourages a wide range of artistic, scientific, and economic perspectives and practices. The US Society is part of the worldwide General Anthroposophical Society centered in Dornach, Switzerland. More information about the Society can be found at anthroposophy.org..
    Adopted by the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America, on July 3, 2019

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