This report defines and explores issues of white privilege and racism in community building work. The authors examine how we go about improving and bringing resources into communities that can sometimes reinforce existing power struggles and deepen racial inequality.

September 10, 2005

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Key elements of community building.

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    How white privilege manifests in community building initiatives.

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    Implications for community building work, including awareness of our own biases.

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    How to create multi-racial partnerships and coalitions.

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    Recommendations for interventions in community building work – from goals and strategies to processes.

Key Takeaway

Accountability for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

We must hold diversity, inclusion and equity to the same rigor and standards that we hold other foundation processes and operations. They are not add-ons – rather, these efforts must be integrated into an organization’s policies, practices, programs and community building efforts.

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