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.
What is Privilege?
Privilege also exists for different groups based on religion, sexuality, ability, class, education level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
In order for children to meet developmental milestones, learn, grow and lead productive lives, it is critical that they be healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.