Season 6, Episode 7: How To Be a Productive White Anti-Racist with Guest Shelly Tochluk
In the July 2023 episode of Worthiness Warriors, Chelsea and Kevin Austin interview Shelly Tochluk, who opens up about her process of writing about antiracism, white identity, and racial development. Shelly talks about her book, Witnessing Whiteness, and the book she co-authored with Christine Saxman, Being White Today. She offers that although many conversations are happening about race and privilege, too little attention is paid to the psychological process of white racial identity development and the potential to land in a positive place. She explains the white racial identity development process and the importance of finding a community with a healthful orientation to work toward a positive sense of self. A primary point is that we must have grace about where we are and what we do in the movement toward social justice.