“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories.
We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy.
We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…
We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better. ”
― Thurgood Marshall
Equity Challenge Week 2 Friday Addressing Interpersonal Racism
After seeing how racism is internalized, we will now examine how these feelings can permeate into person to person interactions. To do this, we ask everyone to take the Implicit Bias Test if you have not already. Following this, please utilize the resources provided to learn more about your biases and how to dismantle them.
Stereotype: A standardized mental picture that is held in common about members of a group that represents an oversimplified opinion, attitude, or unexamined judgment, without regard to individual difference.
Common Racist Attitudes (20 Minute Read)
- Read this article see a list of 28 common racist attitudes and behaviors that indicate a detour or wrong turn into white guilt, denial or defensiveness. Each is followed by a statement that is a reality check and consequence for harboring such attitudes.
What is Privilege (3:59)
- Watch this video to see a demonstration addressing privilege within various individuals.
Ask Code Switch: What About Your Friends (50 Minutes)
- Yes, we recognize that this is very far over 10-15 minutes! If you’re interested in the topic, we’d recommend breaking it up to spread out over the week or listening to it over the weekend outside of the challenge! Description via NPR: We help our listeners understand how race and its evil play cousin, racism, affect our friendships. And we’re doing it with help from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast. Be a good friend and listen.