Institutional Challenge to Achieve Racial Equity
In community I care that you have a real chance to choose your path and follow your dreams. I care that the outdated structures and policies of businesses and government no longer work in the new global economy. Whatever your race/ethnicity, I care that you feel included and valued wherever you are. I care about the value of progress driven change that stimulates productivity and creates successful new ideas. I care about moving past blame and guilt into multiracial connectivity in the community. I care about working with organizations – coaching them toward sustained success. I care about the reality of a racism-free community.
We invite your organization to engage in a process where you intentionally assess your workplace to create a racism-free environment using six standards which are part of an overall assessment. For more information about how you can connect to the I CARE journey, please call us at 616-466-6187
Why Focus on Racism
- By being specific about racism we can create conditions for broader change. Many of the tools used to eliminate racism apply to ageism, sexism, and other isms. Racism is a harsh word, but racism has been a part of our history since the days of our founding fathers, and it still hurts us all.
- Many causes for racial dispartities have roots in public policy, and in institutions, institutional interactions, and our history.
- Racial disparities exist in every indicator of personal and community well-being.