Nonprofits

When well-meaning white women refuse to call out white supremacy

I was sheepish when I said it, looking down the table of white faces in our first strategic planning committee meeting, “I think it’s a problem that we’re all white people here, that our leadership is majority white, and we’re making these decisions on behalf of the community, which is mostly people of color.” The board… Continue reading When well-meaning white women refuse to call out white supremacy

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The Selfish Reasons I Do Anti-Racist Work

As a communications professional, I have a few tenets I keep close to my heart. Simple language is best. Awareness is not a goal. The Oxford comma is a requirement, not a suggestion. And perhaps the most important: self-interests are more effective motivators than altruistic ones. In nonprofit communications, I’m always redirecting people from altruistic… Continue reading The Selfish Reasons I Do Anti-Racist Work