Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar

How Racism Hurts White People

(Adapted from my book Disrupting Whiteness: Talking to White  People About Racism0 The Hidden Wound In the wake of the Derek Chauvin trial there has been a great deal of speculation and...

What Now?

Like many people, I was greatly relieved at the outcome of the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd last May. While, like...

What Has Happened in My Second City?

Minneapolis -  “The Most Racist City” In January of 1979 I took a graduate seminar on White Racism with the late Dr.  James Tillman and his wife,  Mary Tillman. The Tillman’s were residents of...

The Challenge of Empathy

The Challenge of Empathy In my recently released book Disrupting Whiteness: Talking with White People About Racism, I propose that the best way to engage white folks in conversations about racism is...


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I’m a popular educator, restorative justice practitioner activist and scholar. I want to share my experience, expertise and services to individuals and groups seeking to create healthy and vibrant communities

Latest Book: Disrupting Whiteness

In recent years, many white people have become awakened to the reality of racism at all levels of American society and the need for significant social change. Yet, the majority of white people in the U.S. still consider racism a topic to avoid rather than engage. Drawing on the author’s personal experience as a professor and antiracism trainer, Disrupting Whiteness offers an approach to talking about racism that is conversational rather than combative, and invites people to a deeper exploration of why they think and feel as they do.

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