Recommended Antiracism/Antioppression Resources, February 2022, curated by Junior and Wanett
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Generally, as a people, we continue to make progress with regard to acknowledging the depth and breadth of personal identity. As we strive to do better we will also continue to bump up against things that still require thought and change. One that we’ve all likely heard is the word “underrepresented,” used in various contexts. The shift from that categorization to the use of “excluded,” in its place is one more step in the direction of accuracy of language. It is accurate to say excluded because it acknowledges that the lack of diversity did not happen on its own.
An Incomplete Guide to Inclusive Language for Startups and Tech
It can be difficult to keep up with these changes, and conversations seeking clarity may be fraught. To that end, we’d like to highlight this – incomplete – glossary of terms to aid us all in our understanding.
Which skin color emoji should you use? The answer can be more complex than you think
Even the relatively lighthearted decision to use an emoji can bring up issues of identity and appropriation. You can read more about that in the above article from NPR.
Are Arabs and Iranians white? Census says yes, but many disagree
This article highlights just one type of clerical erasure of Southwest Asian, Middle Eastern and North African people. There’s a long history of how they came to be categorized as White on the census and a growing movement to reclaim their full identity and adopt more accurate and inclusive terminology.
What to Read When You Need to Know SWANA
A list of titles to read to learn more about the SWANA (Southwest Asian and North Africa) region and peoples.