1. How have you experienced the benefits of privilege (race, socioeconomic, class, education, citizenship, birth order, etc.) and not looked out for those without privilege?
2. How does societies stereotypes influence you?
3. What difference does it make that other people recognize your uniqueness if you don’t have equal access to political and economic resources? (Melissa V. Harris-Perry)
4. Who are you superior to?
5. How does your position in society make you more or less likely to go to prison for an infraction?
6. I am (insert race) and I have had X experience. How did X experience shape me as a result of being (insert race)? (Robin DiAngelo)
7. When did you discriminate against someone?
8. What was the moment you realized, because of the color of your skin, the rules are somehow different for you? (Joel Freeman)
9. How does it feel to be a problem? (W. E. B. Du Bois)
10. Those who are powerful have to remember the litmus test that God gives to the powerful: what is your treatment of the poor, the hungry, the voiceless? (Desmond Tutu)
11. How is racism intertwined with your country’s identity?
12. Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, 'What shall we do with the Negro?' (Frederick Douglass)
13. When did you look the other way, and not defend those looking to you for help?
14. How can my unease about race, help reveal my unexamined assumptions? (Robin DiAngelo)
15. When were the “good old days,” and what were they like for minorities?
16. I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man? (Abraham Lincoln)
17. How are you granted the “benefit of the doubt” in circumstances that others are not?
18. How do your “go-to” responses about prejudice exempt you from participation or responsibility in the problem?
19. How do I know I am actively seeking to interrupt racism in my daily interactions? (Robin DiAngelo)
20. What are the historical housing covenants where you have lived, and how have they favored or hindered you?
21. What are current examples of the cry, “justice delayed is justice denied” encountered today, and what examples have your friends experienced?
22. Are you listening to confirm what you already think, or are you listening to discover something new? (Anthony De Mello)
23. Why, more than a century and a half after slavery ended, does the typical black family remain so much poorer than the typical white family? (Mark Whitehouse)
24. What offends you most about the topic of social justice?