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"Community: The Structure of Belonging"

Peter Block explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen. Published by Berrett-Koehler, 2009, San Francisco, Calif.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"White Supremacy Culture"

This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the
same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. By Tema Okun, for dRworks.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Understanding Whiteness"

To combat racism today, it is necessary to understand the history of the ideology of "race" in order to challenge whiteness as the foundation of racial categories and racism. Source: Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, University of Calgary.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"The Invisible Whiteness of Being: Whiteness, White Supremacy, White Privilege, and Racism"

In our society, Whiteness is a default standard; the background of the figure-ground analogy from which all other groups of color are compared, contrasted, and made visible. From this color standard, racial/ethnic minorities are evaluated, judged, and often found to be lacking, inferior, deviant, or abnormal. By D.W. Sue, American Psychological Association.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"The Sneaky Language Today's Politicians Use to Get away with Racism and Sexism"

n 2015, a CNN segment over a word turned into an awkward, dramatic confrontation. When host Erin Burnett asked why the word "thug" isn't an acceptable way to describe predominantly black protesters and rioters in Baltimore, City Councilman Carl Stokes responded, "Come on. So calling them thugs? Just call them ni**ers." Story by German Lopez, Vox.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"'White Power Ideology': Why El Paso is Part of a Growing Global Threat"

More than 175 people have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks linked to white nationalism around the world since 2011. By Lois Beckett and Jason Wilson, The Guardian.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Rerouting Shortcuts"

Cognitive shortcuts can lead to stereotyping and biased behavior. Here are some suggestions on how to “reroute” these shortcuts. By Jen Cort, Teaching Tolerance.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

Self-Care Wheel

From trauma prevention specialist Olga Phoenix, Self-Care Wheel is an empowering, affirming, and positive tool for helping professionals to manage stress, increase contentment and life satisfaction. With over 80 self-care exercises and healing modalities, Self-Care Wheel is a great beginning for your personalized, preventative, and sustainable Self-Care plan.

  • Self-Care
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism"

What is implicit bias? NYT/POV's Saleem Reshamwala unscrews the lid on the unfair effects of our subconscious.

  • Being Antiracist
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Brian Peterson and Matt Faris"

From StoryCorps: After befriending Matt, Brian started a non-profit called Faces of Santa Ana, for which he paints portraits of people in the homeless community and donates the proceeds from the sales of his work to his subjects.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity
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