CHOICES Education Group stands against racism and all the ways it manifests itself against the betterment of humanity. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central beliefs of our work.
We will do our part to listen and understand the pain African Americans and other people of color experience, to learn about privilege and systemic racism, and to take action individually, collectively and institutionally to bring about change. We need to be a part of that, in our organization, in our communities, and in our country. We stand in solidarity against injustice, institutionalized racism, discrimination, and violence of any kind against anyone.
We know it won’t be easy, and we are willing to take on the challenge of having tough conversations to bring about positive change.
Here are some articles and books to consider:
- How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay And Haven’t Been for Centuries, by The Management Center
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not, by Danielle Cadet for Refinery29
- U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism, by Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington for Harvard Business Review
- 11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality, by Brittany Wong for HuffPost
- The Case For Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Atlantic
- How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Color Blindness, by Michelle Alexander
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson (Read the book)
- Me And White Supremacy, by Layla F. Saad
- White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson
- 1619 Podcast, by the New York Times
- The Great White Heist, by Michael Harriot for Yes Magazine