You know, I couldn’t blame them for not wanting to slap some new approach on their work - racial equity or otherwise - to please an audience or a funder. I thought that was wise. And yet, there was this mountain to move, something I had to help them see that had been in front of their eyes the whole time, but invisible to them.
Question: What do we say when we're asked "What does equity have to do with my mission?" Put differently, how do we respond to the following comment? "Well, I don't think equity is a part of our organizational mission."
Inspired by the evergreen, "Yo, is this racist?", each week I and my cohost, Margaret Cho, would dissect that week's latest assault on people who identify as women and non-binary folks. Listeners could call in and ask us if a certain situation is an experience of misogyny. It'd be a hoot.