What role does sight play in the perpetuation of racism? Can racism still exist without the element of the visual? How and why?
- Select one instance when you might have anticipated someone’s race without even seeing them.
- Determine if and how this affected your interactions with the person.
- Choose one way you can grow and do better in the future.
Peoples name sometimes indicates a different race than the dominant culture so I try when recruiting to ignore that clue event to the point of removing names from resumes. However it requires conscious effort and being open to different life experiences as being appropriate for the role.