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The Year in "Diversity Fatigue" Hua Hsu. Diversity has become meaningless and disassociated from the origin of the term. Some must get past their so-called fatigue, and must make space for the folks who really experience it to have their say in all ways artistic and ideological.
Overcoming Diversity Fatigue Kari Heistad. This resource delineates the “seven main causes for diversity fatigue that we have seen in our work”: “lack of senior executive endorsement and involvement”, “lack of a diversity plan”, “diversity activities are not connected to the business case”, “activities are sporadic”, the importance of ongoing and analytical communication, and “lack of manager and executive accountability”. It then lays out “3 Steps for Moving Forward and Overcoming the Fatigue”, which include “(Re)Develop[ing] a Strong Business Case for Diversity”, the need for “Senior Level Engagement and Support”, and “Manager and Employee Engagement”.
Is there a Cure for Diversity Fatigue? Emma Kinnucan. The word Diversity creates the feeling the powers-that-be that changing their ways should be a tall order for them. The question begs — what is it about this work that makes it so difficult. Who is at the top and who’s not, and who is given the space to make THE decisions.
You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities; Prudence Carter, Russell Skiba, Mariella Arredondo, & Mica Pollock. There is value in acknowledging and addressing racial disparities in discipline.
A Collection of resources for teaching social justice Jennifer Gonzalez, resource for educators and those who are in children's lives to teach about Social Justice issues
24 Books for Anti-Racist Teachers – White Fragiles Beware! Joe Truss. A collection of anti-racist books for teachers.
Six ways we can make sex education more queer and trans inclusive, Mickey Valentine. AN author makes a compelling case for LGBTQ inclusion in Sex Education
Schools that emphasize diversity produce healthier students Tom Jacobs. When the word "diversity" is in a school's mission statement and the approach is culturally responsive, African American students' health outcomes are significantly better than the average.
Dear white teachers: You can't love your Black students if you don't know them Dr. Bettina Love.
Gender pay gap is worse than thought: Study shows women actually earn half the income of men Reuters. The pay gap is much greater than previously assumed.
Navigating Race and Class Dynamics in Fundraising Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. Useful article that makes the case for the importance of community-driven fundraising efforts
The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement Shawn Ginwright, Ph.D. Ginwright discusses the history of the practice of Trauma Informed Care and argues the need to now move in the direction of Healing Centered Engagement, which has an asset-driven approach rather than the deficit model.
Caring for Each Other: Philanthropy in Communities of Color Lisa Duran. A critical look at the racist and classist view of traditional philanthropy which ignores the rich history of the manners in which different ethnic cultures have been philanthropic.
An Internalized Racism/Oppression Inventory for People of Color Cultural Bridges to Justice. A resource for people of color to interrogate their own social conditioning.
Talking to my Asian Family about Anti-Asian racism Julie Feng. An Asian-American's story of confronting her own and forcing her family to confront their own racism.
Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later The true meaning of the popular term from the scholar who coined it.
The Little-Known Story of a Mexican-American Teenager Who Lived in a Japanese Internment Camp Carlos Aguilar. The story of Ralph Lazo who defended his Japanese-American friends who were interned by president FDR.
PAY EQUITY / GENDER & RACIAL WEALTH GAP
Pay Equity: What does it mean for women of color? Leaders Up. A breakdown of pay disparity along gender and racial lines.
Women are building more wealth, but racial gaps persist Hannah Hassani. How components of wealth differ by race, and some policy ideas on how to address it.
Women and the racial wealth divide Prosperity Now. Snapshot of the racial wealth divide.
Economic Inequality: What it is and how it affects you Susannah Snider. A breakdown of economic inequality and some ideas for reversing it.
It's time to talk: How to start conversations about racial inequities By the Annie E Casey Foundation
“This report tells how KIDS COUNT advocates in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Washington used solid data, leadership and citizen engagement to spur race-based legislation and community change. It is the first installment in the five-part Race for Results Case Study series, which explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity in America.”
(GET THE CASE STUDY/GUIDE HERE)
“Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field. It works by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.”
This resource is a primer on the policy design and advocacy of racial equity.
Redlining: How the Five Points neighborhood formed amid racist practices in the 1930s Jessica Porter. White supremacy through Redlining
Solutions Privilege: How privilege shapes the expectations of solutions, and why it’s bad for our work addressing systemic injustice Vu Le. Solutions to systemic oppression may not look like what those who benefit from that oppression expect.
Six small but impactful ways to support social justice in your organization Forbes Nonprofit Council. A list of ways in which to organizationally commit to social justice practices.
White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, on the concept of white fragility.
White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not. Robin DiAngelo. The author expounds on the implications of White Fragility.
WHITE SUPREMACY / RACISM
What is White Supremacy? Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez
A great article with a brief description of white supremacy, its origins and how it is perpetuated through systems
The racial wealth gap is growing in the US Duke University. As the 'racial wealth gap' continues to widen, this article looks at the root cause and the implications for the future.
Systemic inequality: How America's structural racism helped create the Black-White wealth gap. Angela Hanks, Danyelle Solomon, and Christian E. Weller. The already large racial wealth gap between white and black American households grew even wider after the Great Recession. Targeted policies are necessary to reverse this deepening divide.
Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism Nicola Carpenter. A list of resources for non-Black folks to aid in the beginning stages of learning and discussing racism.
Study: Racism Affects Even Young Kids’ Mental and Behavioral Health Claudia Boyd-Barrett. Young children who experience discrimination are at heightened risk for mental health and behavior problems, but less so if they have a strong sense of racial and ethnic identity, a new study suggests.
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