A Compassionate Approach to Achieving Racial Justice
- ISBN: 9781771649018
- Tags: Current Affairs & Politics,
- Dimensions: 9 x 6
Available September 28, 2021!
A comprehensive and approachable guide to understanding and working toward racial justice, with tools to start making a difference today.
We live in a divided and polarized time. Previously ignored racial and social tensions have erupted around the world in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Covid-19, climate change, and the Trump presidency.
How did we get here, and what can we do about it?
We can start by learning and listening to the experts. In Deep Diversity, award-winning diversity and equity educator Shakil Choudhury introduces and explains concepts that are essential to achieving racial justice today. Readers will come away with practical tools and an understanding of:
- How to recognize when unconscious influence of bias, identity, emotions, and power contradict our beliefs about equality, and how to realign ourselves.
- How to understand and challenge racism and other forms of systemic oppression when we see it, without shaming or blaming ourselves or others.
- How to break the “prejudice habits” we have all systematically learned since birth, while taking responsibility authentically.
- How the rise in authoritarianism, income inequality, and other contemporary phenomena contribute to a rise in discrimination, and what to do about it.
As you read this book, you will learn about racial justice from a wide range of sources including: scientific studies, interviews with experts, and observations from Shakil Choudhury’s 25 years of experience working with organizations to achieve racial justice.
Deep Diversity meets you where you’re at, and invites you to come along on a journey of self-discovery, social awareness, and lifelong learning. It’s only just begun.
Shakil Choudhury is an award-winning educator and consultant in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Internationally, Shakil has designed and led peace-building projects for communities in conflict, specifically in Europe and South America. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.