What Does it Mean to be WHITE in America Today?

Guide: Roderick Avery Fludd
Listen on your own time, discuss once per week.
15 person cohort via Zoom

Equity and inclusion work involves knowing who you are and being willing to look at your own biases and cultural experiences. 

Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? How does whiteness function in our society to affect us all? Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in a 14-part documentary series, "Seeing White."

Join in a journey of reflection and discussion about what it means to be white. Each week we will explore episodes of the series “Seeing White.” This is not a time for guilt, judgment or shame. Our 45-minute open discussions are designed to light the path for the ongoing work needed to make change in our lives, our classrooms, and our communities.

Meet Your Instructor

Roderick Avery Fludd, a Columbia, South Carolina native, came to Shorecrest to be the school’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He has more than 20 years of experience in education, and 15 years in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. Roderick received his B.S. in Mathematics from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and his Masters in Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

For 10 years, Roderick held multiple positions at The Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT, including Mathematics Department Chair and Director of Diversity Programs and Community Life. Prior to GCDS, Roderick taught middle school math at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, he has coached JV/Varsity softball since he began teaching.

An avid collector of bow ties, cufflinks and watches, Roderick is a lifelong Dodgers fan and roots for the Utah Jazz. He lives with his wife Sara in St. Petersburg, FL.


"Well prepared and well delivered. Super powerful and good for the soul. Tough work - uncomfortable but so necessary to better serve my students and to improve our whole world."
Winter Institute 2020 Participant

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