Talking Racial Equity? Make Sure You Understand these 17 Words
By Sabrina Vourvoulias | August 21, 2019
Excerpt from the article…
Since a shared vocabulary is the necessary first step for discussing racial equity, Generocity has put together a glossary of terms you might find useful.
A member of a dominant or privileged (race, gender, class, citizenship, etc.) social group who works for justice and equity with members of non-dominant social groups (or those with less privilege within a social grouping). Pop wisdom: the social group of less privilege that you work with might label you “an ally” but it is bad form for you to claim the label for yourself.
Anyone in a position of power that can grant or deny access to institutional resources.
Also known as unconscious or hidden biases, implicit biases are unconsciously held negative associations about any given social group. Implicit biases undercut conscious commitments to inclusion and fairness, particularly in organizations where they may be collectivized and institutionalized in hiring practices and as barriers to advancement.