More About Kaolin
Kaolin is known for her specialized knowledge and analysis of racism. Do contact her for booklets on the themes below and to schedule lectures on the following topics:
- Reluctant Warriors Battling Racism
- Our Expectations Are Informed by Stereotypes
- Working the Racial Equality Muscle
- The Spirit of Change Among the Shadow Elements of Integration
- Intuitive Transitions
- Tapping in on The First Wave of Self-Realization
- The Dilution of Hope: A Necessary Pitfall
- I Don't Trust You: The Unspoken Deep Pain of Racism
- Falling: Acquiescence to a Perversion of Power for Its Own Sake
- The Abusive System of Relationships: The Cult of White Supremacist Norms
- Foundational Relationships
- Intuition is Knowledge
- The Psycho-Spiritual Thrust of Healing from Racist Norms and Assumptions About Yourself
- The Scorpionic Flush and the End of Racial Hatred
- What's Wrong with Liberals? Liberalism Remains Shrouded in Racist Stereotypes
- It’s Not All About Faith
- Somber Attachments for Loyalties Sake
- Backdrop People
- Dealing with Feelings
- Is It Something I Said?
In Kaolin’s 2nd book Black men who live in predominately white towns, otherwise known as Sundown Towns discuss the concessions they have made along the way: the voluntary and involuntary risks taken and coping mechanisms the have developed.
Here is a peek at some of the themes discussed throughout the book which will be launched in 2019.
1. What is like to live with hurts and fears due to racial hatred and systemic injustice every day?
2. How do you cope with integration when white power is so perverse and has such a hold on you?
3. When you bond interracially-speaking are you in a bubble, making statement or hiding out?
4. How much more of a wound can you bear?
[These questions are also for White people. That will be my next book.]
Without a doubt some of the answers to those questions have been answered:
- I satiate these conditions with drugs or alcohol.
- I rely upon white women for comfort.
- I separate myself from it by thinking I am better than other Blacks.
- I suffer from severe depression.
- I have biracial children. Their light complexions will serve their chances for survival better than my color.
- I manipulate work situations so much to relieve me of the stress by being and have absolutely no relationship to any of them.
- I obsess about a fear of rejection.
- I protect myself from too much reflection.
- I spend as much time as possible with my Black family in another town.
- I make sure nothing is wrong with my car even if I cannot eat for three weeks to get a headlight repaired.
- I rely upon my ancestry to uplift me because in the day to day I have no defense and am shattered by the news and my Black friends experiences combined with my own here.
- I stay because I cannot afford to leave.
- I stay because white environments have more opportunity and the drugging in Black communities is even worse than it is here.
- Sometimes it is easier to be around people who are clueless and do not care. It is a little sci-fi of course, but easier.
- I never answer my phone.
- I don't go out much. It is not worth it.
- I change jobs frequently.
- I haven't worked in years.
- I got on meds for PTSD.
- I have to see another white therapist. There are no Black therapists here.
- Everyone who was in a position of power/authority over my life has been white.
- There is pride, of course. Black pride. Of course. Maybe our contribution to the community is our presence. We [Blacks] always represent the other and we know it. Even in academics.
- Nothing has really changed except exposure to integration really. How we assimilate and the strength it takes is exhausting.
- I read Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man in high school but never dreamed I’d become one.
- My only answer as a biracial adult among White’s specifically is: Shield-Up! No I am Not Egyptian I am Black and White!
And more, lots more. Keep checking in on this site for even more details and glimpses into Kaolin’s work.
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Contact Kaolin for booklets on the themes above for your workshops, staff meetings, activist organization events planning and church to schedule lectures on these topics and more.
Kaolin is also available for interviews. You can contact Kaolin thru the contact email feature on this link.