Moving Beyond Stereotypes

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Moving Beyond Stereotypes

Friday, April 27, 2012

by Camille Taylor YWCA McLean County, Illinois (Blank) are usually good dancers, (Blank) people smell, special classes are for??? If you’re human, you couldn’t help but fill in the blanks with an image or a word that popped into your mind. A stereotype is a popular belief about a specific type of individual based on… Continue Reading Moving Beyond Stereotypes

Anti-Discrimination Training as a Response to Racism

Friday, April 27, 2012

by Paulette T. Cross, Ph.D. Transitional Housing Economic Empowerment Specialist, YWCA Salt Lake City If someone or anyone had responded to the Trayvon Martin incident, perhaps he would still be alive today.  Response methods are critical in doing “social justice” work.  When do you respond?  What do you say?  What if the intervention is wrong? … Continue Reading Anti-Discrimination Training as a Response to Racism

Raising My Awareness about Racism

Thursday, April 26, 2012

by Vanessa Wood YWCA New Hampshire  I write this post from my own perspective, experiences, and observations.  I’m a white woman and I don’t know what it feels like to be a person of color.  I was raised in a very privileged environment; I went to the best schools, had terrific opportunities, and skin color… Continue Reading Raising My Awareness about Racism

We Are George Zimmerman

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

by Erica Thurman YWCA McLean County (Ill.) “Excuse me young man, are you lost?” It may have been just that simple. Seven words may have made all the difference in the world to the family of Trayvon Martin. As the nation — and much of the world — looks for answers, it may be more… Continue Reading We Are George Zimmerman