Dismantling Racism Toolkit: Racism 101

This page of TulsaKids’ Anti-Racism Toolkit is designed to give parents a deeper understanding of systemic racism, including microagressions, policy change and more.

Bias: A Glossary of Education Terms

This is a good place to start if you are looking for definitions of terms such as “ally,” “white privilege,” etc. Terms are listed in alphabetical order to make it easy to navigate.

Racial Microagressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice

A study by Derald Wing Sue, Christina M. Capodilupo, Gina C. Torino, Jennifer M. Bucceri, Aisha M. B. Holder, Kevin L. Nadal, and Marta Esquilin

“Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color. Perpetrators of microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such communications when they interact with racial/ethnic minorities. A taxonomy of racial microaggressions in everyday life was created through a review of the social psychological literature on aversive racism, from formulations regarding the manifestation and impact of everyday racism, and from reading numerous personal narratives of counselors (both White and those of color) on their racial/cultural awakening. Microaggressions seem to appear in three forms: microassault, microinsult, and microinvalidation. Almost all interracial encounters are prone to microaggressions; this article uses the White counselor – client of color counseling dyad to illustrate how they impair the development of a therapeutic alliance. Suggestions regarding education and training and research in the helping professions are discussed.”

Tool: Recognizing Microagressions and the Messages They Send

by Derald Wing Sue “Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014) . The first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending. The context of the relationship and situation is critical.  [In this document] are common themes to which microaggressions attach.”

Race, Power and Policy: Dismantling Structural Racism

This document was prepared for National People’s Action by the Grassroots Policy Project. Content includes chapters on Racialization Throughout U.S. History; Race and the Political Economy; Framing and Communications; Forms of Racism; and Developing Racial Justice Policies.

Resources for Learning About Islam

Imam Mohamed Herbert was a panelist for our Dismantling Racism discussion on Honoring All Holidays. He recommends these resources for anyone interested in learning about different aspects of Islam.




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