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3 Point Guide to Eradicate Injustice and Racism at Boston College

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Actions   BC   Can   Take to   Eradicate   Injustice   and   Racism

Point guide:

INTERVENTIONS

ACCOUNTABILITY

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT

Target Systems and Individuals

Assign Responsibilities and Evaluate Actions

Actions are Intentional, Long-Term, and Part of Every Day Experiences

Institutional and Monetary Investments Reflect Goals

Address BC's Role in Perpetuating Oppression

CREATE A CULTURE OF CARING THROUGH

CREATE A CULTURE OF CARING THROUGH

WHAT WOULD INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT LOOK LIKE AT BC?

Valuing pride in racial and ethnic diversity through hiring and retention of AHANA faculty and students

Expanding understanding of oppression as operating on multiple intersecting dimensions*, including racism

Addressing BC's historical role in perpetuating institutional oppression through pedagogy policy, and practices

Requiring ALL schools and programs to make anti-oppression work  a core element

Leading by example to speak and act against injustice at BC and supporting protests (e.g. Black Lives Matter)

Leveraging data on how BC responds to injustices to inform advancement decisions (e.g., tenure, faculty evaluations)

*Includes but is not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, ableism, classism, language discrimation. Everyone might experience discrimination but not everyone experiences oppression in the same ways.

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WHERE CAN WE INTERVENE AT BC?

FOCUS ON SYSTEMS

FOCUS ON INDIVIDUALS

Hire and Retain People of Color in Leadership Remove Procedural Barriers to Free Speech Don't Punish Protests! Incentivize Anti-Racism  Include 'Addressing Oppression' on ALL Evaluations Articulate Different Versions of Social Justice Learning Objectives Implement Them Across all Schools Incorporate Intersections of Oppression* in all Targeted Interventions

Implement Bias Response Teams Facilitate Dialogues on Race, Power, Privilege Understand Change is a Process-- Expect Mistakes! Provide Mandatory Training on Systemic Racism Consider People of Colors' Complexity - Don't Tokenize! Learn/Teach Critical & Diverse Perspectives on Race Educate yourself on your role in perpetuating oppression

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ACCOUNTABILITY HOW DO WE MOVE TOGETHER AT BC?

ADMINISTRATORS

FACULTY

STUDENTS

BC COMMUNITY

CLOSE STRUCTURAL GAPS IN POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO FOSTER JUSTICE

ENHANCE AND ALIGN PEDAGOGY TO ADDRESS INEQUITIES INSIDE CLASSES AND BEYOND

FOSTER "BRAVE SPACES" TOWARDS DISMANTLING OPPRESSION

ENGAGE ALL LEARNING THROUGH REFLECTING ON POWER/PRIVILEGE FOR SELF AND OTHERS

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

MEASURE AND REPORT PROGRESS

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