Social Justice Committee
Forms of Racism:
Individual Racism takes the form of individual attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Some examples of racist attitudes are racial prejudice, belittling, jealousy, and bigotry. Examples of racist beliefs are racial stereotypes, the belief that some races are better than others and even include the belief that people can be classified according to race in the first place.
Institutional or Systematic Racism takes the form of the practices, customs, rules, and standards of organizations that unnecessarily disadvantage people because of their race, color, or ethnicity. They do not always involve differences in treatment. Educational requirements that are not related to actual job duties are one example.
Cultural Racism is the cultural values and standards that disadvantage people because of their race, color, or ethnicity. Examples are cultural expectations as to the race of a company president and the cultural standard for what a beautiful, trustworthy or competent person looks like.
Ways YOU can make a difference:
Add your voice in issues critical to women and their families.
Help others understand the importance of racial and gender equality.
Join the Social Justice committee and make a difference in your community.
Address Systemic & Institutional Racism
Participate in social justice programming
Object to discriminatory jokes and insults
Encourage dialogues on racism
Make the elimination of racism a priority
YOU have the power to make a difference!
The YWCA Social Justice Committee meets most months.
Call (716) 488-2237 to join our effort today!