Free racism/anti-racism consultation
Most of us value equality, diversity, and connection. But in our current culture, we are constantly bombarded with negative messages about ethnic minorities that advance negative stereotypes and foster division. Sometimes these negative messages have been transmitted by loved ones or parents from a very early age. Therefore, its not surprising that most of us carry conscious or unconscious biases against those who are different, and sometimes treat others in ways that are contradictory to our values. These conflicting thoughts and behaviors can result in paralysis and confusion when faced with racial issues.
The Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington is looking to have one-on-one conversations about race on a range of topics, including hopelessness and helplessness in the face of race relations, unwanted thoughts or emotional reactions when seeing people of different races, religions or cultures (e.g., Black people, Latinos, Muslims), or urges to do more to help improve race relations in our society but not knowing what to do.
We are not offering psychotherapy for mental health problems but rather a unique opportunity for personal growth through explorations of values and behaviors around race relations with an experienced clinical psychologist. Contact Dr. Kanter atJonkan@uw.edu if you're interested in these services. There is no charge or compensation for these meetings.