Should corporations be held accountable for advertisements, commercials, and other media venues that utilize and capitalize off of marginalized communities identity, by culturally appropriating them? Why or Why not? If yes, what should that accountability look like?
You want to get the conversation on race started? Here are monthly questions designed to help you have an open and honest dialogue, with friends, family, and/or community. This is a platform for you to address undoing racism.
How do you handle racist situations with family members that display the behavior - implicitly or intentionally?
Is telling someone to go back to where their ancestors came from (i.e. Africa, Mexico, etc) racist? Why or why not?
Should the topic of Reparations be a topic discussed on the election platform?
How do we as a society combat environmental injustices? As we speak to date, the Standing Rock Reservation is fighting to stop the transfer of oil up under their main water source (i.e. Missouri Rives) and residents of Flint Michigan still does not have access to clean water; they are still in crisis.
Do you know what reverse racism is? How has this term effected you personally?
What was the Age of Exploration and what was its lasting effects on the Indigenous populations of the Americas? Do up think that this past global event affects you in some shape or form?
Are you having “the conversation” with your child(ren)? If so, when did you start? If not, why not?
Are you having the conversation on racism with your child/ren?
Why are we as a nation not inclusive and empathetic to the plight of the Latino community? When they ask for help why do we not listen and/or help?
Should the true conception of Thanksgiving be taught in secondary education?
Do you think racism is a mental illness or an inherent part of human nature?
Should a course on racism be taught in schools?
Is race a factor in the caging of the Indigenous (I.e. Latino) children on the US border states? Does man made laws trump morality and humanity's responsibility to one another?
Are we as a nation supposed to wait until "we are ready" to talk about race? To wait until most of the nation "feels comfortable?"
How do we protect our children in the school system from racism? What solutions do you think will work?
There is a common theme that surfaces during the conversation of race. That theme being that racism is taught at home. If this is true then who bears the responsibility of addressing it? Home or the educational system?
Should racism be discussed in the work environment? If not there, then where?
How do we shift our mindset back to empathy for one another in order to dismantle racism?
Can a newly established sisterhood (Women's March 2017) withstand the complexities with problems concerning racism that it has?