On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while a police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. That cruel death ignited outrage around the world and unleashed nationwide protests demanding racial justice. Such an uprising hasn’t been seen in decades. It has thrust “racism” into the spotlight for the world to acknowledge and reckon with. How do we begin disrupting the racism that runs deep in this continent? We listen, we learn, and we act. This course begins the conversation about systemic racism that plagues our systems and institutions. Start a conversation yourself or share this course with a sibling, a friend, a co-worker, or your employer. Talk about how systemic racism is real and how we all need to be fighting to end it. This course will help you have educated conversations about racism and equip you with the information and actions to fight racial injustice. Course Length ≈ 75 minutes.
• Explain terms related to racism and racial discrimination
• Compare individual and systemic racism
• Describe the effects of systemic racism on North American society
• Outline the steps that you, as an individual, can take to combat racism
• Review the measures that businesses can implement to identify biases and support t racialized employees
• Describe the role that governments can play in disrupting racism and empowering racialized communities.
• Understanding Racism
• Comparing Individual and Systemic Racism
• What Can You Do?
• What Can Organizations and Employers Do?
• What Can Governments Do?