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  • LA 92 (Netflix)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Increase your knowledge of the inequalities, anti-racism, critical race theory, culturally
  • responsive teaching and inclusive pedagogy, which impact the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community
  • Listen more; Talk less to promote the opportunity of gaining perspective and brave
  • Space
  • Try to resist the need to respond with a better or different insight about something
  • you’ve read or listened to as it relates to a shared opinion or experience of a BIPOC
  • person
  • Know the difference between an ally and wanting to not be a racist
  • An ally works to dismantle systems of oppression
  • Please refrain from making remarks as if these occurrences are new
  • “I can’t believe this happens in this day in age”
  • Remember that colorblindness is not a good thing “I don’t see color when I look at people”
  • Be mindful of opening up meetings and interactions with questions like “How are you”
  • or “How was your weekend” during these times, it can be re-triggering
  • Diversify your social media
  • Acknowledge what is happening and share your empathy
  • Don’t stay silent during injustice
  • Be aware of gas lighting language “BIPOC are too sensitive.” “I’m sorry you think that I hurt you.”
  • Do ask BIPOC colleagues if they would like to make space to discuss BEFORE making
  • space
  • -If yes, be sure to listen, don’t over apologize, don’t ask to be educated, don’t ask
  • if you’ve been racist, and don’t force a BIPOC person to share
  • Ask for BIPOC input before speaking on or toward the community

 

DEI Library – October 15 - December 15th (pdf)