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“Racial Profiling: If I Had a Hammer…”
When we hear the term “Racial Profiling” we think of a gun-toting racist police officer who is out to destroy the lives of brown and black men. The fact of the matter is that racial profiling is a basic human primordial thing that we all do. It is also good police work; however it is problematic when it becomes the only tool we use to fight crime. We will examine why we create stereo-types, bias and how they serve us as well as what to do when they are no longer helping us achieve our goals or our goals have changed.
· Identify and discuss participants' class status
· Understand our socialization in this socio-economic culture
· Learn definitions and guiding assumptions about affirmative action and equity. Increase awareness and understanding of individual, institutional and societal, cultural manifestations of classism
· Understand conscious and unconscious effects of inequities
· Explore the concepts of white privilege, collusion, internalized oppression, and empowerment as they pertain to economic status
· Understand the simple rules to protect our organization from being sued
Topics: Racism, diversity, internalized oppression, dominant group, target group, cycle of oppression
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