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Implicit Bias Training

Psychological processes that are otherwise adaptive for human functioning can also maintain racial hierarchy. One of these is implicit or unconscious bias.

Psychology of Racism - When Does Implict Bias Training Work? - The Racial Equity Initiative

Implicit Bias Defined

Police Training - The Racial Equity Initiative

Implicit Bias and Police Training

Maternal and Infant Mortality - The Racial Equity Initiative

Implicit Bias and Maternal Mortality

Child Maltreatment

National Projects

Childhood Literacy

New Jersey ranks lowest among states for literacy progress.

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NJ Colleges fail to prepare teachers to use evidence-based literacy instruction. 

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Maryland ranks second to last in literacy progress.

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School-to-Prison Pipeline

Pennsylvania: A Restorative Justice Solution >

States with Highest High School Suspension Racial Disparities >

Child Maltreatment

Black children more likely to die of fatal maltreatment.

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Webinars and Workshops

Improving Early Childhood Literacy of Low Income Black and Brown Children

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How Do We Raise Children With Racial Empathy?

February 15th, 2022 - 7:00 PM

Just Discipline: An Antidote to the School-To-Prison Pipeline in Collaboration with Global Citizen 365

January 15th, 2022 - 11:00 AM View recording here: (Passcode: z=%!aK9c)

What is racism?

What causes racism?

“American ancestors took…Black people forcibly from their homes so that White men could more easily acquire wealth. By suppressing and exploiting and degrading Black people into slavery the White man was able to have an easier life. I really think that it is as a result of a desire to maintain this condition that modern prejudices stem.”

- Albert Einstein On Race And Racism: Bucky, P.A. (1992). The Private Albert Einstein. In Jerome, F. & Taylor, R. (2005) In Einstein On Race And Racism (P. 151).

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When did racism begin?

“Richard Mather and John Cotton inherited from the English thinkers of their generation the old racist ideas that African slavery was natural and normal and holy. These racist ideas were nearly two centuries old when Puritans used them in the 1630s to legalize and codify New England slavery – and Virginians had done the same in the 1620s.”

(Kendi, 2017, p. .22)

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Racism's Consequences

“…The act of moving about and navigating spaces with those whom society has trained to believe are inherently different from us is killing people…prejudice can be deadly.”

(Wilkerson, 2020; p. 304).

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Racism's Mechanisms

“The primary means by which societies produce and maintain group-based social hierarchy is through the use of institutional [systemic] discrimination…the way that social institutions - schools, business, government bureaucracies, and [collective individual actions] disproportionately allocate positive social value (e.g., high social status, good health care, good housing) to dominants and allocate negative social value (low social status, poor housing, long prison sentences, torture, executions) to subordinates.”

(Sidanius & Pratto, 1999, p.127).

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