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Racism and Anti-Racism

EdChange: www.edchange.org/

"EdChange is dedicated to diversity and equity in ourselves, our schools, and our society. We act to shape schools and communities in which all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, (dis)ability, language, or religion, have equitable opportunities to achieve to their fullest and to be safe, valued, affirmed, and empowered.

"We believe that too much equity, diversity, and multicultural education work is shaped to be comfortable and easily digestible. While we believe that people need some level of comfort in order to grow, in order to "inform ourselves," we also believe that true change can only happen when people, and particularly people with power, allow themselves to be vulnerable to difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable, dialogue. This dialogue is the first step toward greater change in our schools and communities.

"It is our goal to help affect change in individuals, schools, communities, and society by working with people and organizations at any level of awareness or development along the diversity and equity continuum who are committed to positive change."

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): www.ncbi.org

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a nonprofit leadership training organization working to eliminate prejudice and intergroup conflict throughout the world. As their website explains, their approach to leadership and diversity training relies on the following principles: first, that guilt is the glue that holds prejudice in place, so they treat everyone with respect, dignity, and generous regard; second, that every issue counts, so that everyone’s issues are included; third, that stories change attitudes, hence stories of discrimination change attitudes; fourth, that skill-training leads to empowerment, i.e., knowing how to shift a prejudiced attitude expressed in a remark; fifth, that ending oppression also means ending leadership oppression; sixth, that healing leads to action.

The Center for the Study of White American Culture: www.euroamerican.org

"The Center for the Study of White American Culture (the Center) supports cultural exploration and self-discovery among white Americans. It encourages a dialogue among all racial and cultural groups concerning the role of white American culture in the larger American society. The Center operates on the premise that knowledge of one's own racial background and culture is essential when learning how to relate to people of other racial and cultural groups. We believe the task of building genuine and authentic relationships across racial and cultural lines is crucial to the future well-being of America.

The Center maintains an online site for dialogue at: White Antiracist Community Action Network: www.wacan.org

   
 
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