ethnicity & RACE
Looking for resources to learn about different cultures & races? Check out the links below, with everything from pronouns, to gender inclusive language, to historical figures. The more we know, the more we can support equality, diversity & inclusivity.
Check out common questions people have, and information that you should know
how to be
Over the years, we have seen that it's not enough to be not racist. If we care about POC, we need to be anti-racist.
View this article with 10 Keys to Everyday Anti-Racism HERE
What is white privilege?
"I didn't grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth." is a common comeback to comments about white privilege. However, white privilege doesn't always equate to economic privilege. Unequal representation on TV, magazines, racist law enforcement, accepted clothing and hairstyles.
View this article laying out examples of everyday white privileges HERE
Tokenism as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the practice of doing something (such as hiring a person who belongs to a minority group) only to prevent criticism and give the appearance that people are being treated fairly”. People often do this with friendships, groups, organizations and other things. People of color or other marginalized individuals are not here to be your trophy or token.
This article talks about having a genuine interest in the person, instead of inviting or keeping someone in a group or friendship, just because of their skin color. Read HERE
Why you shouldn't be "colorblind"
While people may have good intentions when they say they don't see color, or are "colorblind", it is statements like this that perpetuate racism. The phrase "I don't see color" is toxic to communities, and in many ways, says you don't care enough to see and celebrate the differences of individuals
View more HERE
"I want [people] to recognize they have a systemic problem that's allowing the abuse of people of color regardless of what people feel in their hearts, and start enacting procedural changes to that system."
(Author of So You Want to Talk About Race)
SYSTEMIC RACISM AFFECTS MANY AREAS OF OUR LIVES AND SOCIETY. BELOW ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF AREAS THAT ARE MAJORLY AFFECTED
A 2019 survey by the Federal Reserve showed Black and Hispanic families have considerably less wealth than white families. Black families' median and mean wealth is less than 15 percent that of white families
There are many types of housing discrimination including negative references from landlords, "steering", and outdated policies
Did you know that Black mothers are 3 three times as likely to die during childbirth, that Black and Hispanic mothers are more than twice as likely not to receive proper prenatal care and Native American mothers are more than 3 times less likely to receive proper care?
Want to learn more about systemic racism?
JUST FOR KIDS!
Whether your kids have questions or not, it is important to prepare them with information about equality, diversity and inclusion, so they are able to respond appropriately when they meet someone who is different than them, or if they start to experience questions about themselves. Opening up the dialogue is the first step to acceptance of themselves and others.