Common Language & Terms

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“Having a shared common language and a mutual understanding of terms and concepts related to race discourse is important to setting up for successful communication. For example, many people have only addressed race/ism as a skin or moral issue. However, race/ism is a monstrous construct comprised of beliefs, power structures, politics, policies, disporportionalities, inequities, representations, biases and much, much more. In order to deconstruct what race/ism has instilled in us, we have to be able to talk clearly and openly about all of its history, legacy and levels.” — Lucretia Carter Berry, What LIES Between US.

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