Since we all have an assigned racial identity, we can all benefit from learning about race. And, by learning and understanding the origins and meanings of racial inequity, we can all benefit from a shared understanding. This understanding can help make our society more equitable and can be a catalyst for change.
Explore your own identity. Reflect on your place in history:
- What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
- What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
- How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
- What has happened throughout history to people like me?
- How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
Who Am I?
I Am an Educator
I Am a Parent or Caregiver
I Am a Person Committed to Equity
Social Identities and Systems of Oppression
An oppressive system is built around the ideology that some groups are superior to others. These systems take on many forms, but they all have essentially the same structure. Let’s recognize our role within them.
Race and Racial Identity
The scientific consensus is that race has no biological basis – that we are all one race, the human race. Racialized identity, however, is very real. And, in a racialized society, everyone is assigned a racial identity whether you are aware of it or not. Let’s broaden our awareness.
A bias is a tendency, inclination, or prejudice toward or against something or someone. Even people who are not deliberately prejudicial may have implicit biases. Let’s learn more about this and other types of bias and their real-world impacts.