Racial Equity

Racial equity is important in today's world, and events over recent years have prompted more awareness and movement toward equality via Black Lives Matter, #StopAsianHate, and other social movements. People may be wondering how they can offer support to friends, loved ones, and coworkers impacted by racially-based prejudice and violence. The following sections offer further information about how to talk about racism at work, talking with your children, coping with trauma, and how you can support greater equality in society.

Talking About Race

While people may be unsure how to begin, a sensitive, honest conversation can often be a good place to start. If you think this may be appropriate in your situation, the following articles and links offer some talking points that may help:

This online seminar is a discussion on thoughts and feelings about the current unrest associated with racial inequality: Social Injustice: An Open Dialogue

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Talking to Your Children About Racism

Additionally, many parents and caregivers are asking themselves how to talk to their children. The following articles and resource links may help:

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Coping with Racial Trauma

Current events and recent acts of violence may have brought up renewed trauma and other intense emotions for many. The following may offer mental health support for those dealing with racism-based trauma as well as general trauma and PTSD:

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How to Support

Quick Jump Between Movements
Black Lives MatterStop Asian HateSupport Indigenous and First Nations Communities

The following resources share how you can support the Black Lives Matter movement, including supporting Black businesses, charities, the arts, and other organizations:

Online History, Arts, Events, and Culture

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Stand Against Anti-Asian Hostility

The misplaced prejudice after the coronavirus outbreak as well as the tragic shootings in Atlanta, GA, in March 2021 highlighted the importance of standing against violence and hostility toward people of Asian descent. Below are some resources on the #StopAsianHate movement and how you can get involved in making (or keeping) your community safe for everyone:

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Supporting Indigenous and First Nations Communities

The following resources share educational materials as well as how you can support Native American, Pacific Islander, and other Indigenous and First Nations communities:

Education: Resources for Kids

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