Racial Justice Teach-In Series, Part 2:
White Privilege and Internalized Dominance

What we learned:

We explored the meaning and impact of white privilege and internalized dominance. The next step on a path towards racial justice is to recognize how internalized dominance, as white people and as people of color, impacts community-building and relationships.

Trainer: Molly Casteel

The Rev. Molly Casteel is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and currently serves as an Assistant Stated Clerk in the Office of the General Assembly.  She previously served as the Associate for Women’s Advocacy with the Presbyterian Mission Agency where she staffed several national level committees and task forces. She served as Co-Chair of the Justice for Women Working Group of the National Council of Churches for several years.  Active in the church from the congregation to the national levels and ecumenically, she believes strongly in faith and diverse Christian community being an impetus for engaging the world where it is.

Check out the power point slides from the second session for a snapshot of the Teach-In on white privilege and internalized dominance. Click on the image to view or download the presentation.

Powerpoint Slides

Check below to see what we learned on parts 1 and 3!

Part 1 – What we learned:

  • The distinction between structural racism and interpersonal conflicts related to race.
  • A common vocabulary for talking about racism
  • developing a shared understand of what Racism is and how Racial Justice can counter it.


Part 3 – What we learned:

  • Strategies and tools for working together to integrate racial justice measures into our ministries.
  • The experiences of pastors who have helped lead their congregations in taking action for racial justice.