Chapter 2: What it Means to be Black


Take a few moments to pause and reflect. Consider the following questions:

  1. What have you learned about the experiences of Black people and other marginalized groups that you didn’t know before? Consider your own positionality based on your race as you may be Black, Indigenous, another racialized community, white, or a mix of several races.
  2. What emotions do you feel while learning about anti-Black racism and efforts to address it? Do you feel sad? Angry? Defensive? Confused? Relieved?
  3. Delve a bit deeper into the primary emotion you identify. If you feel confused, what are you confused about? If you feel angry, what is making you angry in particular, and what does that anger feel like for you?
  4. What questions do you have about racism, anti-Black racism, and your role as a nurse? In what ways is this content important for you to know and understand as a nursing student and a future practicing nurse?

Share This Book