Category Archives: Identity

Solutions Privilege: How privilege shapes the expectations of solutions, and why it’s bad for our work addressing systemic injustice

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The people who complain about the lack of solutions tend to have a certain degree of privilege: White, men, college-educated, higher income, able-bodied, in positions of power, etc. And the more privilege folks have, the more likely they are to whine about the lack of solutions proposed. Vu Le calls this phenomenon “Solutions Privilege,” the privilege of expecting easy and instant solutions that would align with one’s worldview and not challenge one’s privilege.


Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment Guide

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This guide is a complete self-assessment toolkit to determine how well you are fully how well they are building, sharing and wielding power and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact. It includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes and comprehensive resources to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving. Discover how well you’re building, sharing and wielding power for maximum impact on issues and communities you care about.


Inclusiveness Index Report

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The Inclusiveness Index Report is an annual publication that identifies and captures the degree of group-based inclusion and marginality experienced across the world and within the United States. This report represents the Institute’s efforts to measure and more deeply understand the dynamics of inclusion and group-based marginality within the United States and across the globe. The index holistically examines the experiences of groups across a range of social dimensions, including gender, race/ethnicity, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.


Why it’s important to think about privilege – and why it’s hard

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The process of becoming comfortable and open to acknowledging, critiquing, and accepting of your own privilege may not be easy. Thinking about privilege and challenging it is an ongoing exercise and something that may need to become part of your daily consciousness. This article focuses on why thinking about your privilege is important and reasons why it is hard to do so.


Cultural Competence Self-assessment Awareness Checklist

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Cultural competence is a process, and learning occurs on a continuum and over a lifetime. This self-assessment tool is designed to explore individual cultural competence. Its purpose is to help you to consider your awareness in your interactions with others. Its goal is to assist you to recognize what you can do to become more effective in working and living in a diverse environment.


Stereotype Threat and Social Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community

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In this video, Dr Steele, a professor of psychology from Stanford University discusses the psychological significance of a diverse community and its role in learning. Dr. Steele is best known for his work on stereotype threat and social identity threat.