A Workbook About White People Fostering Racial Equality in Their Lives
by Kaolin

January 15, 2010

G.A. Williams, photographer

Photographer: Theresa Glenn

Idelia Smith, Assist. Vice President HCC for Diversity
and Director of Academic Administration

Unspoken Deep Pain of Racism

Kaolin with Idelia Smith, Assist. to the Vice President of the Affirmative Action Dept. at Holyoke Community College, Monday Feb. 23, 2015 after the 1st of 3 discussions on the "Unspoken Deep Pain of Racism and Attributional Ambiguity" Photography by Henry White, the host of NCTV's Spotlighting Paradise

Invite me to speak to your group on Working the Racial Equality Muscle

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Do take a look at Catherine McCall, my sister’s blog for July 31st. She is also an author and kindly wrote about me as I celebrated my birthday. Too kind, Cath. Thank you!

Henry White, producer and host of NCTV's, Spotlighting Paradise and Kaolin will be speaking at Holyoke Community College about our book, Protocol: Welcome to Paradise, Watch Your Step which will be launched in the Fall. Join us Wed. Oct. 1, 2014 at 11 am.

The National Organization Conference (NOW) for Women was spectacular!

It was an honor to be Keynote Plenary Speaker on White Privilege. The emphasis was on Feminism Strength in Diversity

Along with Desiree Jordan, moderated by Coline Jenkins we ran a workshop titled,

The Spirit of Change: Working the Racial Equality Muscle

Take a look at the amazing speakers who spoke at the conference. Everyone left inspired and ready to return to the work ahead of us!

Thank you to NOW for the incredibly important work they are doing. And to all the attendees for being so responsive to fostering racial equality in their lives today!

Morning plenary on Strength in Diversity!

"We need to think about white privilege, how it impacts our lives, we need to learn more about racism today!

The gentleman sitting with me is Vincent Licenziato who runs the Emancipation Trail in Boston which is incredible!

8th Annual Northwest Regional Fair Housing and Civil Rights Commission 2014


On April 10 – 11 I had the good fortune of attending the 8th Annual Northwest Regional Fair Housing and Civil Rights Commission 2014 at the Springfield Marriott in Springfield, MA.

John T. Wills


Kaolin is the Key Note Speaker on White Privilege at the NOW Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 27 – June 29, 2014 Join the National Organization For Women NOW!

Alumni Connection Spring 2014 - Holyoke Community College Be sure to read page 17 where there is a spread about Kaolin’s lecture “Working the Racial Equality Muscle” at HCC It is an excellent magazine, enjoy it! alumni connection. SPRING 2014. A Tradition of Transfer. HCC's Learning Communities turn 20! ElainE MariEb, '80, issuEs $1 Million ChallEngE. INSIDE ...

Be sure to listen to Kaolin's interview from Feb. 26, 2014 with educator, publisher, host and producer
Sanya Hudson-Payne, Vice President, 1209 Publishing
Author (A Love I Can Trust, available at,
Educator Radio Show Host and Producer ( Wednesdays 8pm - 9pm)


Thank you, Nina Kumioto and the students in the history classes for their participation in fostering
racial equality Fri. the 14th at the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke, MA.

Kaolin is on the National NOW Task Force to End Racism

Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Inspired Moments on BlogTalkRadio

On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Kaolin will be a Featured Guest on Dr. Allana De Graca's newly launched blog talk radio program Be sure to tune in!

Kaolin is on the National Organization for Women Combating Racism Committee

Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 11:00 AM "Working the Racial Equality Muscle" Holyoke
Community College Frost 309, Holyoke, MA.

Kaolin enjoyed her most recent interview on the Cypher's Den Blog talk radio program 9.26.13 which covered a lot of ground. Hope you will tune in. Thanks to J Q & M for such a potent piece of work!

Click Here To Listen To the Interview (w/music)

Click Here To Listen To the Interview (w/o music)

7:00 pm Author Kaolin Discusses "Talking About Race: A Workbook about White People Fostering Racial Equality in Their Lives" When: Thu October 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm $10. A recipient of a 2013 Common Ground Award, Kaolin speaks widely about her work and consults with teachers and activists who are using her book "Talking About Race: A Workbook About White People Fostering Racial Equality in Their Lives." Kaolin, who is featured in several documentaries, also designs study guides and workshop training programs for organizations that are dedicated to fostering racial equality in the work place and their communities. All are welcome.

Contact: 508-394-7100 "All the Arts for All of Us" for more information.

Click here to read about Kaolin's "Common Ground" Book Award Recognition

Be sure to log on to the Mid-Winter 2013 issue as W. MA greeted Queen Latifah and other notables to The Women's Leadership Conference at Bay Path College, and, among many fine articles, on Page 12 are color photos and an excellent article about Kaolin and her book!

Congratulations to Kaolin, who has one of the top 1% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles for 2012. !

Congratulations to Anita Nahal, Ph.D., Founder and Chairperson of Discover Diversity and to Kaolin, honored by being featured member on Discover Diversity

The direct link is:

Former Assistant Provost for International Programs, Howard University, Washington DC Former Associate Professor of History, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India

Listen to author, teacher, blogger and talk show host John T Wills interview with Kaolin!
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Sunday Dec. 23rd 2012 at 7:45 pm Kaolin was a featured guest on The Cyphers Den hosted by Nefertari Baraka | Blog Talk Radio Program Tune in! This is the place where Everybody is Somebody.

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Wednesday, August 22nd 2012 from 3-4 pm, Kaolin was a featured guest on the Henry Nelson & Sanya Hudson-Payne 1209 Affair 90.3 FM Enjoy the program!

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Thursday, August 16th at 7 pm, Kaolin was delighted to be a featured guest on Tamara Harris-Boman's, Radio Blog Program 'Real Talk with THB' Bringing today's leaders together, Birmingham, Alabama Area.

Listen to internet radio with THBoman on Blog Talk Radio

Monday, April 9th, Kaolin was a featured guest on the Bill Newman Program (WHMP AM) as Carlie Tartakov Emerita Professor, Ph.D and Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks, EdD., M.A.T., B.A. the hosts of 'Black in the Valley', interview Kaolin LIVE in the studio! Be sure to go to to listen to the podcast. (Last 15 minutes of the 1/2 hour show.)

Monday, March 26th, Kaolin, was a featured guest expert on Citizen Broadcasting - BlogTalkRadio's "Ask Dr. Annie Abram" radio show


Kaolin's interview with Paul Russell in Content of Character
The Challenge in Getting ‘Unstuck’
August 2nd, 2011
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Kaolin was Malcolm's guest on the "Pass the Torch" radio program,
community internet radio from Germantown, NW Philadelphia.
Feb. 19th 4:00 - 4:30 pm
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Kaolin was interviewed by Louis Reyes Rivera on PERSPECTIVES
Thursday December 17, 2009
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audio by: James E. Sanders, Jr.

Kaolin and the staff at "Talking About Race …" would like to extend our condolences
to the family and friends of Louis Reyes Rivera, who passed on March 2, 2012. RIP


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Kaolin is a member of the National Writer’s Union

Howard Zinn
A People's History of the United States
Received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He has received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award the Lannan Literary Award and the Prix des Amis du Monde Award.

Talking About Race is wonderfully engaging, truly conversational, and because it is so personal it takes the subject out of the realm of academic discussion and confronts readers with the reality of their own thoughts, their own experiences. I think it would be a very useful book for teachers and students.

Tim Wise, author White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

Kaolin's narrative is a compelling mix of first-rate analysis, personal stories, and practical, illuminating exercises that help readers utilize this book as a living, evolving document. By asking readers to stop and reflect as they move through the text, Kaolin gives us all a chance to breathe, take in the deep and important material herein, and then push forward in the struggle against racism, in ourselves and society.

Published by Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc.