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Day 18: 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Welcome to Day 18.  Missing something?  Go here to start Day 1 and here for yesterday

Watch a few of these videos in the #RaceAnd video series.  This series explores the ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different artist, activist, or thinker, sharing their lived experience of how race intertwines with their other identities, and how that mix impacts their lives both personally and systemically.

What do you think about the intersectionality of different aspects of how people of color are seen?  Does it affect your understanding of your own bias?

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bias from all sides

Intersectionality is something that seems so obvious to me and yet I know there have been many articles about how it is being over dramatic or divisive. To me, it makes sense that all the places that we come from impact the bias and privilege in our lives. I often think when I look around in the tech field that I work in that there are in fact women joining, but they are all white women. I am not sure how many white women are raising their voices saying - wait this is not what we meant when we wanted equal rights for women. I believe if I ignore intersectionality I ignore a big part of bias and -ism's that need to be addressed.

You have a remarkably

You have a remarkably empathetic approach to life. I think when most people scream about inequity, they are thinking mainly of themselves. By wrapping themselves up in a larger group, they feel it gives more impact but as soon as they personally get what they want it stops being so important. I could be wrong but that is my sense of it.

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