Solid Foundations

With the history of Central Europe in the context of recent sentiments of xenophobia and white supremacy spewing from the daily news, during last month’s visit to Vienna we wanted to devote some quality time to honoring the local Jewish population who survived a genocide less than two generations ago.  On a Monday morning M, G, D, and I boarded the streetcar for downtown from our apartment in the Döbling district.  After a delightful breakfast at the historic Café Central we made our way to Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien, the Jewish Museum Vienna.
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Dark Matters Inside

Racism is an ugly word. No one grows up striving to be a racist, whatever that means anyway. Most dominant culture white people do things and say things, however, that reinforce racially-based oppressions, often inadvertently and unknowingly. Occasionally I catch myself upholding the patterns of interactions that support racially-based misunderstandings and discrimination. Does that make me a racist?
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