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Michigan city moves to criminalize calling 911 on people of color who are just living their lives

Jessica Sutherland reports that Grand Rapids, Michigan is addressing the “epidemic of racially-motivated abuses of emergency services.” “Diversity and Inclusion Manager Patti Caudill said the ordinance is a new concept in Michigan. It isn’t meant to discourage 911 calls, she…

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How Professionals of Color Say They Counter Bias at Work

Physicians, lawyers, business people of color describe incidents in which their status is ignored, mistaken, or disrespected . . . over and over.  To read the complete article, click here.

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5 Day Challenge Stop the Hurt: Implicit Racial Bias Challenge Sunday, Aug. 19- Thursday, Aug. 23

Dr. Amanda Kemp, racial justice and mindfulness mentor, author and facilitator, is offering a 5 day challenge to stop implicit racial bias.  Each day of this challenge, she will send ONE email with ONE simple concrete action to be taken…

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As Starbucks trains on implicit bias, the author of ‘White Fragility’ gets real

On May 29, 2018, the day Starbucks closed thousands of stores to carry out racial sensitivity trainings, USA Today interviewed Robin DiAngelo, race educator who coined the term “white fragility,” about challenges to changing white people’s attitudes and behaviors and…

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It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Zachary Wright, a white man and 12th-grade literature teacher, relates how he came to understand his complicity in the perpetuation of systems of racial oppression. “The tearing down of implicit racial bias is not a one-off exercise, but rather something…

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