A few resources to support growth and learning. This is a partial list, with many more out there.
- Bleeding heart
- Classism (working, middle, upper class examples)
- Equity vs Equality
- Fitting in
- Internalized sexism
- Protestant work ethic
- Social justice
- White Fragility
- White privilege
- White savior
ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS
- Blue Avocado
- Cultures Connecting
- European Dissent
- Nonprofit Assistance Center Seattle
- Non-Profit with Balls
- New Directions Consulting
- People’s Institute NW
- Washington Nonprofits
- White Noise Collective
- 501 Commons
Power and Privilege
Banjali, Mahzarin: Blindspot- Hidden Biases of Good People
Davidson, Ellen: Open Minds to Equality
Goodman, Diane: Promoting Diversity/Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups
Latner, Teishan ed: The Quotable Rebel-Political Quotations for Dangerous Times
Neito, Leticia: Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment
Alexander, Michelle: The New Jim Crow
Coates, Ta-Nehisi: Between the World and Me
DiAngelo, Robin: What Does It Mean to be White?, and Is Everyone Really Equal?
Kivel, Paul, Uprooting Racism; How White People can Work for Racial Justice
Oluo, Ijeoma, So You Want To Talk About Race?
Tochluk, Shelly: Living in the Tension, the Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice
williams, angel: Radical Dharma-Talking Race, Love and Liberation
Kivel, Paul: Living in the Shadow of the Cross
Tokumitsu, Miya: Do What You Love and Other Lies About Success and Happiness
Weber, Max: Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Adams, Maurianne: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
Ayers, William: Teaching for Social Justice
Delpitt, Lisa, Teaching Other People’s Children
Howard, Gary: We Cannot Teach What We Don’t Know
Milner, Richard: Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There
Moore, Eddie, The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys
Schniedewind, Nancy, Open Minds to Equality
Tatum, Beverly, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?
Zinn, Howard, People’s History of the US; Teacher's Edition
Bridges, William: Managing Transitions
Incite!: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex
Kanter, Beth and Sherman, Aliza: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit
Kulik, Carol, Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager
La Piana, David: The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution
Lipsky, Laura: Trauma Stewardship
St.Onge, Patricia: Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders
Class and Money
Lewis, Nicole and Resource Generation: Between a Silver Spoon and The Struggle-Reflections on The Intersection of Racism and Class Privilege
Pittelman, Karen and Resource Generation: Classified
Tessler, Bari: The Art of Money
Women and Internalized Sexism
Askerman, Robert: Perfect Daughters
Dellasega, Cheryl: Mean Girls Grown Up
Deak, JoAnn PH.D.: Girls Will Be Girls
Dufu, Tiffany, Drop the Ball
Wiseman, Rosalind, Queen Bees and Wannabes
“Definitions belong to the definers—not the defined.” -Toni Morrison, Beloved
A living document of terms, updated often with definitions based in US current and historical context.
ALLY: A lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and groups of people. It is not self-defined; efforts must be recognized by the people we sought to ally with.
BIAS: Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person or group compared to another, usually in a way considered unfair. Implicit bias is unconscious, explicit bias is conscious.
CLASS: Refers to people’s economic status, based on factors as wealth, occupation, education, income.
CULTURE: Learned and shared values, beliefs, languages, and customs of a social group.
DIVERSITY: Demographic representation of individual, social, economic, and cultural differences and appreciation of those differences.
DISCRIMINATION: Acting on/from bias or prejudice.
EQUALITY: A state, quality, or ideal of treating everyone the same.
EQUITY: A state, quality, or ideal of being fair and just within the context of historical and current power dynamics.
ETHNICITY: A socially or politically constructed group based on cultural criteria, such as language, customs, and shared history.
GATEKEEPER: A person or position that controls access and criteria for access to resources.
GENDER: Socially constructed categories of masculinity/manhood and femininity/womanhood not based on biology. Cis gender: person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.
INTERSECTIONALITY: The theory that individuals can face multiple threats of discrimination when their identities overlap a number of minority classes: race, gender, age, ethnicity, health and other characteristics.
INCLUSION: A state, quality, or ideal of being a part of a group or structure where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized and respected.
OPPRESSION: prejudice +power (institutional and historical); systemic devaluing, marginalizing and disadvantaging of certain social identities in contrast to the privileged norm; when some people are denied something of value, others have access ex. Systemic, institutional, and interpersonal.
PRIVILEGE: Systemic favoring, enriching, valuing, validating and including of certain social identities over others. Individuals cannot ‘opt out’ of systems of privilege; rather these systems are inherent to the society in which we live.
POSITIONALITY: Status of a person beyond hierarchy often reflective of dominant and power based norms.
RACE: A socially or politically constructed grouping based on perceived differences in physical characteristics.
RACISM: A system of privilege based on race. In today’s context that means discrimination of people of color by white people. Internalized racism: internalization by people of color of the lies, stereotypes and myths about members of their own group, including themselves.
SEXISM: Discrimination of women by men. Internalized sexism: involuntary belief by women that the lies, stereotypes and myths about women that are delivered to everyone in a sexist society ARE TRUE (ex: women are stupid, weak, passive, manipulative, with no capacity for intellectual pursuits or leadership).
SOCIAL JUSTICE: Active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power, and privilege.