Language: Accessing our curiosity & courage to learn what we don’t know
A common theme heard in discussion with individuals who want to learn more about systemic racism is, “I don’t know, what I don’t know”. People mean well, but are afraid of saying or doing something that can be perceived as racist. The only way through that conundrum is by educating oneself. NAPO-NNJ’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force seeks to assist the membership by guiding such education through focused conversations.
“The Primary Bedroom” discussion thread on NAPO POINT offers us an opportunity to focus on our American lexicon that is full of words, phrases and idioms that are based in racism. No matter where you stand in this point of view, join us for an open dialog about the value of learning and understanding how words might really matter.
To prepare for the conversation in advance you could:
Review “The Primary Bedroom” discussion on POINT, https://tinyurl.com/y24rzszn
Read Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/us/racism-words-phrases-slavery-trnd/index.html
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