For some people, intolerance may be hard to see or even define because they haven’t considered it as part of their life experiences. In truth, bias can affect us all. Hurtful jokes meant as “harmless” fun, stereotyping someone based on their appearance or intentional discrimination of an individual who is Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color (BIPOC) all have a real emotional impact on the recipient and create an uncomfortable environment for others.
One of the first steps you can take to build greater awareness and understanding is welcoming healthy discussions about race. Learning about an individual’s unique cultural influences leads to greater respect and openness. Appreciating differences also has a positive effect on communication, collaboration and the overall work environment. Plus including multiple perspectives can improve outcomes for your entire team.
The SupportLinc flash course Healthy Discussions About Race shares what anti-racism is and how you can comfortably participate when the opportunity to talk about race presents itself. Watch the short video now.
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