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Buddhadharma : Winter 2011
modification of that. That immediately sets up a construct in which you’re on the outside of whatever is central. It’s a myth, but it’s pre- sented as truth to such a degree that we don’t even question it anymore. What presents itself as a challenge and a barrier for people being able to enter into a really meaningful experience and relationship with practice in this country is just that. It’s the very fiber of how we’re operating and how we’re taught to operate. As a result, people outside the dominant group have to become bicultural, to learn the norms and the language, so they can function and survive in the larger society. It’s not necessarily true for white folks, which causes the white com- munity to exist in ignorance of the very envi- ronment it is perpetuating. They can survive without having to reach into other people’s experiences, without having to reflect on what it’s like to be a part of a so-called minority group. We have not had the kind of sophisticated, deep conversation about this in our dharma communities that we need to have. And there- fore the lack of diversity remains fixed in so many places. We are wrestling with the same As long as people see and feel signs that communicate “this is not for me, not about me,” they will feel that this supposed place of refuge is just like all the rest of the world that they have to negotiate and be constantly on alert within. —Bob Agoglia PHOTOS (TOP) MARC HAMEL, (CENTER LEFT-RIGHT) JILL SHEPHERD, JOHN HOLLAND ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS: One of the largest obstacles we face is structural racism. There is a more than lingering white supremacy that suggests that the ways in which white folks do things is square one. We have The Church, and then we have The Black Church, or The Latino Church. Just about everything operates in that way. We “The” something with a capital T, which by default means largely a white mainstream, or a white-dominated group of people. Everything else is a (Above, below) People of color retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts