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Is the United States a true democracy?

Is the United States a true democracy?

Yesterday I led a panel discussion about The 1619 Project with one of our newest partners, Smart from the Start. The 1619 Project is a publication from the New York Times Magazine and challenges the belief that the United States began with the signing of the...

Do This When You See Inequities

Do This When You See Inequities

This month we’ve been exploring inequity - what it is, how to spot it, and today we’ll look at three things you can do when you see inequities. Recognizing injustice and unfairness is a start, but there is absolutely more that we can all do to ensure we address...

How do Barriers and Inequities Impact our Society?

How do Barriers and Inequities Impact our Society?

In our last post, we looked at the difference between equality, equity, and justice. We saw that when there is a barrier blocking someone’s path, equality can provide everyone the same type of support to overcome it, but equity gives people the specific support they...

Let’s Clarify the Meaning of Equity

Let’s Clarify the Meaning of Equity

This month we’ll begin a deep dive into inequity. We’ll explore what it is, unpack why it’s a problem for a healthy democracy, and learn the origins of many inequities in our society today. We’ll also explore what we can do individually and collectively to dismantle...

Explore Your Own Unconscious Bias

Explore Your Own Unconscious Bias

“Two fish are swimming in the water and an older, wiser fish swims by. He says, “Good morning, how’s the water?” One of the younger fish looks a bit puzzled and says, “Excuse me, what is water?” - David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech Excerpt. Racism in America...

The Meaning of Juneteenth

The Meaning of Juneteenth

On this day in 1865, after the Civil War ended, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were told they were free from bondage - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation declared them so.  In celebration of the news, the day became known as “Juneteenth,” a...

US Census Projects Historic Shift in US Demographics

US Census Projects Historic Shift in US Demographics

The United States is changing. What started with a few hundred English colonizers on Indigenous lands over 400 years ago has become a nation with more than 330 million people. While we were always a diverse nation, the United States has always been a country where...

Equity: Fair treatment and fair access to information and resources for all.

There is a lot to learn and many ways to grow as we prepare for an inclusive and equitable society. Let’s journey together.

 

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