Racial Equity & Social Justice

We Stand Against Racism, Injustice and Inequity

BCA does not discriminate on any basis (race, creed, gender, orientation). We celebrate diversity on all levels. At BCA, our strength comes from diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences, and we will continue to speak up for the values that are at the very heart of who we are as an organization. The BCA community is all about giving, serving, and asking the question, “how can we help each other succeed?”

Listen and Learn

Today, especially, we stand in solidarity with the Black Community. We have made the commitment to Listen and Learn. Join us on our journey to better understand issues of race, and to ultimately move forward being better allies to the black community.

Anti-Racism Resource Center

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    VIDEOS TO WATCH

    Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’ (1:23:30)

    Emmanuel Acho: Dear White People

    Emmanuel Acho: Episode 4

    Emmanuel Acho: Featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines & Kids

    Check out more videos on the BCA Listen + Learn YouTube Playlist 

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    BOOKS TO READ

    How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

    The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

    White fragility by Robin DeAngelo

    Talking To Strangers by Malcom Gladwell

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    TO WATCH ON TV

    13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

    Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

    I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) 

    Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)

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    OTHER RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT

    Harvard’s Project Implicit. It allows you to take a series of tests to see where your unconscious biases lie

     

OUR JOURNEY

With the help of former NFL player Emmanuel Acho, we publicly opened up the conversation in July 2020. Asking how we can be better allies to the black community.
In August 2020, we made Racial Equity & Social Justice a permanent Board agenda item.
In July 2020, we began hosting a series of virtual conversations. The goal: give our members a collective voice in how we move forward being better allies to the black community.