Empathy begins with awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate the history of racism in America so we can work toward understanding and equity.
- BASE: Black Alliance and Social Empowerment
- BASE is a volunteer nonprofit community organization that provides events, community information-sharing, connection, support, and resources that work towards the well-being and advancement of Black people living in Southern Oregon. visit BASE
- Black Southern Oregon Alliance
- Black Southern Oregon Alliance works to improve the quality of life within southern Oregon communities by bringing people together to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all Black/African Americans, and People of Color. visit Black Southern Oregon Alliance
- Coalition for Communities of Color
- The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) addresses the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism and inequity of services experienced by our communities. visit Coalition for Communities of Color
There’s no question: talking about race can be sensitive.
Racial stereotypes and bias begin at a shockingly young age. It can happen without parental input, just by the racial stereotypes so prevalent in society. As early as six months, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences, and can internalize racial bias by ages two to four.