Welcome to the 9th week of The Challenge!

Our 18-Week Challenge gives us an opportunity to read articles, listen to podcasts, and view videos dealing with the roots of racial injustice, the systemic racist policies in our institutions, and our own misconceptions of racism. The Challenge creates a dedicated time and space for us to reflect on our own personal experiences, biases, and assumptions. Each week you will be sent a new prompt to explore.

If you have just decided to join the Challenge or if you want to revisit previous week’s materials, you can find them on our website: https://ncjwcns.org/actions/antiracism/

Week 9: October 16, 2020

Our white privilege allows us to believe that racism - systemic racism - has no effect on our lives. However, according to Heather C. McGee, a public policy expert, racism leads to bad policy-making which costs each of us. In her Ted Talk, Racism Has a Cost for Everyone, she explains the financial impact of racism in our past and how remaining divided by race could affect our future economically. (17 minutes)

Post your reaction to this week’s prompt. Discuss it with other Challenge participants. Join our closed Facebook Group. Here’s how: Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/602463427350589, click join and answer the three membership questions.