“I would have said that even if he was white.”

“I would have said that even if he was white.”

  You’ve probably heard it before: “I would have said that even if [fill in the person’s name] was white.” It’s a tried and true method of distancing oneself from actions that are based on white superiority. I know this, because I’ve used it, and hear others use it. Typically, it is white people who
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Crime Statistics Infographic

Crime Statistics Infographic

In case you weren’t sure, there are still serious racial disparities throughout the entire criminal justice process in the United States. One thing this infographic doesn’t touch on is the numbers of people who never make it into the criminal justice process because they were killed by officers before they even had the chance to
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Rick Derksen

Stand Your Ground: A conversation on the Michael Dunn verdict

[Roots of Justice Trainers and Accountability Council (board) members share thoughts and analysis about the Michael Dunn verdict and Stand Your Ground laws.] Tina Lopes: As the mother of two sons, I begin with the dreadful recognition that you, the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the aunts and uncles, the grandparents, the lovers, partners
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Race, Perceptions and Stereotypes

Race, Perceptions and Stereotypes

Some interesting social science research on race, perceptions and stereotypes and how they play into white supremacy and internalized oppression/inferiority. Highlights from an NPR story (listen to the story or read the transcript at the link): SAPERSTEIN: If someone went from being employed to being unemployed, or being out of prison to being in prison, or
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Research Brief on Intersectionality

Research Brief on Intersectionality

With our focus on the intersections of oppressions, this write-up on the RacismReview blog about a special intersectionality issue of the Journal DuBois Review, may be of interest to some of our readers. Three of the articles are available for free until February 17, after which you would need to have access to a subscription.

Report on Advancing Equity in Organizations

Report on Advancing Equity in Organizations

The D5 Coalition has a report (released a few months ago) that examines “Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” It’s based on interviews, reports, and assessments of various philanthropic foundations, and has a lot of helpful ideas to consider. I appreciate the importance that it places on changing policies, practices and
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