“Overcoming Obstacles to Create Community” is an initiative of the Women’s Voices’ Racial Justice Committee. Each month, we’ll provide timely, concrete ideas and suggestions you can include in your daily lives.
August – Be Aware of and Work to Eliminate Systemic Racism
- Learn how the white supremacist culture works in housing, education, policing, the criminal justice system, business, transportation, banking, real estate, etc. Look at who benefits, who loses.
- Talk with others about the ways that institutional and systemic racism is operating in our community. For example, St. Louis has high African American unemployment rates, segregated housing and bias in our courts. Work with organizations that are trying to change those systems.
- Begin to look at local, state and national issues through a racial equity lens.
- Work for and vote for the candidates who speak out against hate and support systemic changes to promote racial equality.