Sylvia Duckworth's illustration of Wheel of Power/Privilege can help us get a more intricate visualization of what the term “marginalization;" the further you are from power, the more ignored and unimportant you feel. However, as you try to place yourself in the different categories, notice how your level of power/marginalization shifts between categories. A different way to interpret this illustration is through an intersectionality lens (coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw). Do you
Still celebrating Christopher Columbus Day instead of Indigenous Peoples' Day? Yikes. The Enslavement of Native People On October 12, 1492 (the first day he encountered the native people of the Americas), Columbus wrote in his journal: "They should be good servants .... I, our Lord being pleased, will take hence, at the time of my departure, six natives for your Highnesses." These captives were later paraded through the streets of Barcelona and Seville when Columbus returned
Max Roser entitled their article for Our World In Data: "The world is much better; The world is awful; The world can be much better." At first glance these three statements seem mutually exclusive, right? "We have to study the data to know all three perspectives on global living conditions. By studying the world through data these facts are impossible to miss. But the facts of how the world is changing are not known to most of usbecause many of the writers that report on how
You may think you’re good at spotting troll posts online. Clemson University has created an eye-opening online tool that might surprise you. Test your ability to decipher between troll activity and authentic social media content: https://spotthetroll.org/start. It's more difficult than you think! There are a number of well-known tactics employed by bots and trolls on social media you may have seen in the past. These include unsolicited messages, hyper-active accounts, account
Do you see your community as welcoming? It likely doesn't feel that way to everyone. Sundown towns were white only and dangerous to Black travelers under any circumstance. Black Americans still feel fear when traveling by car in America. Use this map to see what towns near your hometown may have been sundown towns.
Renée Cherez's essay on sundown towns is a must read for all Americans. While you might have heard about these types of neighborhoods if you've seen The Green Boo
Louder Than A Riot, a short-run podcast from NPR Music, hosted by Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, examines the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. This first narrative podcast series from NPR Music will explore one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time through the stories and sounds of hip-hop artists. Weekly episodes will be available starting Thursday, October 8. Each week, Rodney Carmichael, NPR Music's resident hip-hop writer, and Si
Okay, you've updated your voter registration and requested your absentee/mail-in ballot. Now what? As important as it is to get #45 out of office, local elections and measures are incredibly vital to policy change. Plan a video call party to learn about the measures on your ballot! Breaking up the work makes the research behind your ballot manageable. That way, you’re not panicked on election day trying to make on-the-spot decisions. STEP 1: Create invitations for video call
COVID-19 impacts people with disabilities more disproportionately than other disasters, with devastating outcomes. Under “usual“ circumstances, people with disabilities are two to four times more likely to be injured or die in disasters, due to inadequate community-wide planning and access to emergency and disaster assistance. Black, Brown and Indigenous disabled people and others at the intersections of oppression comprise the vast majority of lives lost. Read Stephen Frost'
In one week, One World, the WNBA and NBA will kickoff WHAT NOW: AN ANTIRACIST TEACH-IN! Professor Ibram X. Kendi, the acclaimed author of How To Be An Anti-Racist, will be dialoguing each night with one of America’s leading authors and special guests from the WNBA and NBA, hosted each night by a different Black-owned bookstore. WHAT NOW: An Antiracist Teach-In is a weeklong virtual conversation series featuring dialogues between Professor Kendi and other prominent thought lea
Featuring diverse voices from around the globe Anti-Racist Daily is the creation of Nicole Cardoza, who acts as editor-in-chief and identifies as a cisgender Black woman. Get a daily newsletter delivered right to your inbox that will help you dismantle white supremacy. Sign up at: https://www.antiracismdaily.com. From diversity and inclusion in the travel industry to ensuring racial equity in digital classrooms, you can catch up all on all past newsletters by reading the arch
Step 1 - Don't make it about you. Microaggressions are the everyday indignities and insults that members of marginalized groups endure in their routine interactions with people in all walks of life. If you’ve been called out for committing a microaggression you need to respond with compassion, concern, and humility. “You want people to feel respected, so you need to walk the talk,” Zheng says. “It’s important to get this right.” Here are some tips. Take a breath. Being called
"If parents don’t explain why these inequities exist — that they exist because of longstanding systemic racism in this country — children will assume they must be justified or 'natural.'" - Kelsey Borresen There is never too young of an age to bring up race while raising your child. If Black parents need to teach their children about race in order to help them survive and thrive in an unjust and racist world, then White parents better be doing the same. Remember, there is no
We’ve all seen this picture, right? You might want to rethink posting or re-sharing this picture, you might be perpetuating a message you don't intend. "As useful as the picture was in starting conversations around “Equality vs. Equity,” we are basically blaming the person for being short, when in reality, we aren’t standing on a level playing field to start. We aren’t *allowed* to stand on a level playing field." - The Equity in Education Coalition Read the full article at:
Books to Help You Be Actively Anti-Racist In Your Daily Life These books are meant to serve as resources for adults, especially white adults, to support unlearning, growth, and a deepening of their understanding of anti-racism work. Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates IndieBound Amazon The History Of White People by Nell Irvin Painter IndieBound Amazon How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi IndieBound Amazon What Does It Mean To Be White by Robin DiAngelo IndieBo
"Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth attempt to take their lives at a rate four times higher than heterosexual teenagers, according to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit that offers a national hotline and other suicide prevention efforts for young LGBT people... As the scientists wrote in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, students living in states where same-sex marriage was legalized saw a drop in suicide rates, compared to students living elsewhere (a critical point being that the scient
"For many, environmentalism begins with the recycling symbol and ends at the recycling bin. The simple act of throwing something away into a large box marked with a recycling sign is enough to make some of us feel like we’ve done our part. It’s like eating only half of a chocolate chip cookie– we indulge, but not that much. Similarly, our faith in the magic of the recycling bin makes purchasing and using plastic products a little more guilt-free. But recycling is a lot more c
“Future archaeologists may look at landfills taken over by nature and discover evidence of Zara.” - Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times
Can’t wait to get my hands on the new book recommended by The New York Times Book Review! Dana Thomas’ new nonfiction book, "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion & the Future of Clothes,” not only reveals the devastating human & environmental cost of our shopping - it also offers a glimmer of hope into what could be the sustainable f
Let’s be painfully honest with each other for a second. Tell me the truth: are you recycling correctly?
Plastic packaging is everywhere, from food to makeup to technology .... and exactly how to recycle can feel overwhelming to understand. And it’s no wonder — there are thousands of different curbside recycling programs across the country, each with their own rules, equipment, and end markets for their plastic.
Feels like an endless chore to think about, I know. Take a brea
“The denial of racism, the defensiveness about racism is essential to racism itself. It's the heartbeat of racism.” - Ibram X. Kendi While we anxiously await Ibram X. Kendi’s upcoming book ‘How To Be An Antiracist,’ you can take less than ten minutes from your day to listen to his segment that aired this morning with Steve Inskeep on NPR. Having trouble wrapping your head around people who claim that Trump’s latest remarks weren’t racist? Kendi illustrates some of the defensi