Anti-Racism

Below are links to anti-racism resources.

Tone-Policing:

What is “tone-policing”?  According to Dictionary.com it is “a conversational tactic that dismisses the ideas being communicated when they are perceived to be delivered in an angry, frustrated, sad, fearful or otherwise emotionally charged manner.” Below are articles you can read to get a better understanding on what tone-policing is.

You Might Be Guilty of Tone Policing. Here’s How to Spot and Stop It

Tone policing is a little-known microaggression that’s common in the workplace — here’s how to identify it

Whiteness:

What is “whiteness”? According to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), “Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal. This white-dominant culture also operates as a social mechanism that grants advantages to white people, since they can navigate society both by feeling normal and being viewed as normal. Persons who identify as white rarely have to think about their racial identity because they live within a culture where whiteness has been normalized.”

4 Reasons Centering Whiteness Can Derail Racial Justice Conversations — And How to Do Better