EP 14: Anti-racism for Allies Q&A Session - Co-host Monique MendozaFeb 18, 2021
In this session, of the Inclusion 1st Project's Weekly Ally Q&A session, we take a closer look at microaggressions and unpack what we really should be doing to keep the momentum of the anti-racism movement going.
We also share tips on how to approach friends or family that make racist remarks or maybe don't quite understand white privilege. Special guest Monique Mendoza offers insight on how to be a voice for those who might not have access to the same opportunities as you. Timestamps below.
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
(02:06) What to Expect
(02:27) Creating a Positive Space Definitions
(18:52) I completely support the Anti-racism movement but recently I’ve been feeling like it’s losing momentum and people aren’t caring as much anymore. What can I do and how often should I be doing it to keep the momentum going?
(26:15) My sister-in-law (who is white) is married to an African American man and he and his family are always late to family functions. We joke with each other about this, is that in poor taste? Where do you draw the line?
(31:27) Microaggressions are alive and well in my world. I often hear white people describe a POC as very well-spoken or described in a way where they are judging the POC level of blackness like “don’t worry they dress very professionally” and so on. How can I address these comments in a way that is productive at the moment?
(40:30) I’m a white woman working in a D&I adjacent space. Lately, I've noticed I'm more inhibited in my conversation because I don't want to inadvertently say something offensive. How can I, on a Zoom call with multiple individuals, ask for input if they see areas where I can improve?
(45:29) How can we use the privileges we have for good?
(52:49) Where is the line between compassion and enablement when it comes to addressing racism within one's social circle?
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