Tag Archives: conflict

From Bias to Discrimination

27 Dec

This is what it looks like when bias is allowed to guide our actions and turn into discrimination.

(P.S. It doesn’t matter whether the bias is intentional or unintentional.)

Young Adult Perspective

10 Nov

Rosie Sauvageau’s Ted Talk about diversity


Living in a “White Only” World (Jane Elliott)

29 Nov

Jane ElliottJane Elliott stirred emotions across the country when she divided children into groups to teach them about racial prejudice in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Decades later, she is a woman still dedicated to bridging gaps. The following comment is from an interview in September 2012:

Most interesting was her view on how whites would live if they wanted to be racist, stating, “If you want to be racist, you have to give up everything.” She pointed out the inventions and contributions of blacks, and what a white racist would have to go without — living uncomfortably. “You need to walk barefoot through a street, and refuse a hospital visit because blacks created the car, left and right shoes, stoplights, and blood transfusion.” She also noted, “Your meals would not be as exciting with[out] rice coming from Asia, pasta from China, and peanut butter from a black man.” Read More


Not Funny

10 Jan

It was a prank. But it wasn’t funny. How would you handle this if it happened in your community?

What Would You Do – Muslim Customers

20 Oct