On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while a police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. That cruel death ignited outrage around the world and unleashed nationwide protests demanding racial justice. Such an uprising hasn’t been seen in decades. It has thrust “racism” into the spotlight for the world to acknowledge and reckon with. How do we begin disrupting the racism that runs deep in this continent? We listen, we learn, and we act. This course begins the conversation about systemic racism that plagues our systems and institutions. Start a conversation yourself or share this course with a sibling, a friend, a co-worker, or your employer. Talk about how systemic racism is real and how we all need to be fighting to end it. This course will help you have educated conversations about racism and equip you with the information and actions to fight racial injustice.
Explain terms related to racism and racial discrimination
Compare individual and systemic racism
Describe the effects of systemic racism on North American society
Outline the steps that you, as an individual, can take to combat racism
Review the measures that businesses can implement to identify biases and support t racialized employees
Describe the role that governments can play in disrupting racism and empowering racialized communities.
Rev–Jul. 2020. Course Length ≈ 75 minutes.
This course is worth 1 CPE credit.