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Why is it so difficult to talk about racism?

People of Color internalized their oppression as a means of survival. They developed strategies, actions and emotions to help live within these disadvantages. We learned that we had to be better, try harder, endure more.


Providence Associate Pearlette Springer was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, as one of eight children. She serves as coordinator of Black Catholic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Pearlette was on the Sisters of Providence’s anti-racism team and is currently chair of the Pax Christi USA anti-racism team (PCART). She has an undergraduate degree in African and African American Studies and a master’s degree in Theology. Presently, she is working towards a doctorate in Family Studies and Strategic Interventions. She is passionate about the intersection of social justice and racial diversity.