Day 1

Racial Identity Formation

It is time for us to take a closer look at the inequities that are deeply rooted in our systems and institutions.

Explore Challenge

Day 2

Understanding and Reflecting on Our Bias

Years of structural and cultural constructs have deeply embedded stereotypes into our culture.

Explore Challenge

Day 3

What is Privilege?

Privilege also exists for different groups based on religion, sexuality, ability, class, education level.

Explore Challenge

Day 4

Talking About Race Is Challenging for Some. Here’s Why.

Have you heard of the term “White Fragility”? Many people of color, multiracial, and Indigenous people are familiar with this concept, but may not be familiar with the term.

Explore Challenge

Day 5

The Impact of Racial Trauma on Black, Indigenous and  other People of Color

The internalization of bias and oppression can cause great distress to minds, bodies, and spirits.

Explore Challenge

Day 6

Levels of Racism

As we move into week two, prepare to shift your focus from the personal reflection that we have been exploring to a broader view of racial equity and social justice.

Explore Challenge

Day 7

Opportunity in Greenville County

Poverty is concentrated in communities of color with 19% of black residents and 24% of Hispanic residents living in poverty compared to 9% of white residents.

Explore Challenge

Day 8

Segregation in Greenville

Present-day racism was built on a long history of racially distributed resources and ideas that shape our view of ourselves and others.

Explore Challenge

Day 9

Housing Inequity in Greenville

You may be wondering what housing has to do with racial equity. The reality is that housing affordability and who experiences homelessness is largely influenced by our country’s history of racism, and Greenville County is no exception.

Explore Challenge

Day 10

How Your Race Affects Your Health

You may have heard about the wealth gap, but have you heard about the wealth-health gap?

Explore Challenge

Day 11

What is Environmental Racism?

Despite wanting the best for their families, people with limited means are often less geographically mobile and have fewer affordable choices when deciding where to live.

Explore Challenge

Day 12

The Racial Wealth Gap

In Greenville County, Black household income is 56% of white household income. This is worse than the state and U.S. averages, and the trend is not improving.

Explore Challenge

Day 13

Behind the Starting Line – Racialized Outcomes in Early Childhood

From infancy through high school, children’s educational outcomes are dependent on the quality of their learning experience.

Explore Challenge

Day 14

Education & School-Aged Children

Earlier this week, we explored how segregation persists in American communities. Our economically and racially divided neighborhoods are leading to inequitable educational environments and adverse academic outcomes for our youth.

Explore Challenge

Day 15

Adverse Childhood Experiences

In order for children to meet developmental milestones, learn, grow and lead productive lives, it is critical that they be healthy.

Explore Challenge

Day 16

Race & the Criminal Justice System

According to the Equal Justice Initiative, Black men are nearly six times more likely to be incarcerated than white men and Latino men are nearly three times as likely.

Explore Challenge

Day 17

Equity & The LGBTQIA Community

Like race and socioeconomic status, inequities for people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) can be seen across many dimensions, including healthcare, education, and in the workplace.

Explore Challenge

Day 18

Building a Race Equity Culture

Every day in the workplace, individuals face challenges being their authentic selves. As leaders and colleagues, we each have a role to play in creating inclusive workspaces.

Explore Challenge

Day 19

Being an Ally

What does it mean to be an ally? An ally seeks to understand what it feels like for another person or group to be oppressed, and despite knowing you will never fully understand how it feels, is committed to valuing and supporting people who are marginalized.

Explore Challenge

Day 20

Tools for the Racial Equity Change Process

We are all impacted by the system of racism in Greenville and therefore all responsible for dismantling the structures that allow it to persist.

Explore Challenge

Day 21

Final Reflections

Research shows that a critical component to learning is taking time to reflect or being intentional about processing the lessons being taught by your experiences.

Explore Challenge