I have reflected on how I may have internalized racism and behaviors that contribute to or combat racism around and within me.
I spend time reflecting on my own upbringing and childhood to better understand my own biases and the ways I may have internalized the prejudicial messages I received.
I take stock of my own biases, such taking an implicit bias test to determine my negative or positive associations with skin color, race or cultural groups.
I pursue information in an effort to enhance my own awareness and understanding of racism (such as talking with others, reading, and listening).
I look at my own attitudes and behaviors as an adult to determine the ways they may be contributing to or combating prejudice in society.
I evaluate my use of language to avoid terms, phrases, and behaviors that may be degrading or hurtful to other groups.
I avoid stereotyping and generalizing other people based on their group identity.
I am comfortable giving constructive feedback to someone of another race, gender, age or physical ability.
I educate myself about the culture and experiences of other racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups by reading and attending classes, workshops, cultural events, etc.
I work to increase my awareness of how biased content and imagery in television programs, newspapers, and advertising affect my views.
I am comfortable discussing issues of racism, ethnic chauvinism, nationalism, tribalism, and other forms of prejudice with others.
I work to find ways to mitigate my own internal biases.
I am subscribed to a publication which will educate me in the area of a culture other than my own.
I have confronted a racist comment, joke, or action among those around me.
I seek to have friendships with people of different racial, socioeconomic class, or ethnic backgrounds.
I respect the thoughts and ideas of other people, regardless of race, socioeconomic class, education level or other difference.
I work intentionally to develop inclusive practices, such as considering how the time, location, and cost of scheduled meetings and programs might inadvertently exclude certain groups.
I have made an effort to learn some of the language of those in my community who may speak something other than Standard English or my native language.
I am open to other people’s feedback about ways in which my behavior may be culturally insensitive or offensive to others.
When other people use biased language and behavior, I feel comfortable speaking up, asking them to refrain from such behavior, and stating my reasons.
I have complained to those in charge of promoting racist TV programs, advertising, news broadcasts, holiday observations, slogans, etc.
I have suggested and taken steps to implement discussions or workshops aimed at understanding and eliminating racism, sexism, and ageism with friends, colleagues, social clubs, or members of my community.
I take time to notice the environment of my home, office, masjid, and children’s school, to ensure that visual media represent diverse groups, and I advocate for the addition of such materials if they are lacking.
I contribute to my organization’s achievement of its diversity goals through programming and by advocating for hiring practices that contribute to a diverse workforce.
The value of diversity is reflected in my work, which includes a wide range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, even when these groups are not personally represented in my community.
I demonstrate my commitment to social justice in my personal life by engaging in activities to achieve equity.
I have investigated local leaders and institutions in terms of their stance on racism (as well as well as their policies towards diversity and inclusive practices).
I have contributed time and/or funds to an agency, fund, or program that actively confronts the problems of racism.
My buying habits support non-racist companies that strive for diversity and fair trade.
My school, community, or place of employment is a target for my educational efforts in responding to racism.