“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better because America has no choice but to do better.”
Thurgood Marshall

INTERPERSONAL RACISM is the bias that occurs when individuals interact with others and their personal racial beliefs affect their public interactions. After seeing how racism is internalized, we will now examine how these feelings can permeate into person to person interactions. To do this, we ask everyone to take the Implicit Bias Test on Race if you have not already. Following this, please utilize the resources provided to learn more about your biases and how to dismantle them.  
Common Racist Attitudes
(20 Minute Read)

Read this article to see a list of 28 common racist attitudes and behaviors that indicate a detour or wrong turn into white guilt, denial, or defensiveness. Each is followed by a statement that is a reality check and consequence for harboring such attitudes.
Implicit Bias -- How it affects us and how we push through
(16 minutes) 

In this TEDx talk, Melanie Funchess breaks down how to recognize racial implicit bias and how we can combat these biases.
For any questions about the challenge please reach out to Denise Nava of the Albuquerque Community Foundation or Hannah Royer of United Way of Central New Mexico.
If after reading this newsletter you felt that there are other co-workers, friends or family members you feel may benefit from the challenge, feel free to send them the link to sign up for the challenge found below!