Im Not Racist


Deepen your Resolve to Live as a Change Agent of Racial Justice.

About The Author

An expert at training leaders and facilitators to navigate difficult dialogues and triggering events, Dr. Kathy Obear has over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and change management. The focus of her on-going work is to increase passion, competence, and commitment to create inclusive, socially just environments for all members of an organization. Dr. Obear has facilitated “training of trainers” programs for student affairs professionals, faculty, and student leaders at numerous colleges and universities, and she has been a consultant to hundreds of universities, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and abroad.She is a co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute ( and a graduate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Deepen your Resolve to Live as a Change Agent for Racial Justice

Who would you be if you were no longer afraid someone would call you racist? What impact could you have if you had proven tools and techniques to create greater racial justice in your organization? For the past two decades as a speaker and an executive coach, Dr. Kathy Obear has helped thousands of whites find the courage to challenge and change the dynamics of racism in their organizations.

Do you stay silent and hold back for fear of making a mistake? Or making things worse?
Are there times you want to speak up, but don’t know how to interrupt racist dynamics or organizational practices?
Do you sometimes feel alone, like you are the only one raising issues about racial justice in your organization?

Through engaging stories and concrete examples and tools, Kathy shares her own personal struggles and the common challenges many whites face as they work to create more equitable, inclusive organizations.

Find practical skills and strategies to move through your fear of being called racist and learn to:

• Speak up with greater confidence and clarity

• Engage racist comments to deepen learning and facilitate change

• Stop feeling so alone and isolated

• Respond effectively when colleagues call you racist or criticize your efforts

• Develop powerful partnerships to create meaningful change in your organization