Module 3: Anti-Black Racism
This interactive scenario uses a series of videos and multiple-choice questions to enable you to apply your knowledge about anti-Black racism safely and with low risk. In this activity, you will have the opportunity to view a snapshot of an interaction involving an intern named Jane. You will be presented with a situation that Jane encounters and options on which choices you think she should make, as well as questions about the situation in general. As you make your selections, you will be able to gain insight into the impact of your choices on this real-life situation that may arise in the workplace. Further, the ideas of “intent vs. impact” will be demonstrated, the understanding that a racist action or comments are racist, no matter the initial intent.
Please take a few minutes to go through the scenario below. After you have completed the activity, please review and reflect upon the discussion questions that follow.
Discussion questions from the scenario include:
- Imagine you’re in the room as one of Jane’s coworkers and have just witnessed this interaction. Would you respond to it? What would you do?
- What are ways for workplaces to be more inclusive in the long-term when acknowledging people’s identities and differences?
- What are some things, as an ally, that you can do to co-create an inclusive and anti-racist space?