Racism has been a huge factor in every part of America’s history, since before our country’s founding. Racism continues today. To address the problems systemic racism causes, American citizens must first recognize that racism is real.
Some citizens are trying to ignore or deny racism’s reality. Their efforts are troubling. As American citizens, we need to accept our history, including the mistakes. We are not too fragile to cope with the history of what racism has done and is doing to oppress others.
American citizens CAN handle the truth. As a matter of fact, the truth will set us free.
We can fight back – not just to stop the efforts to silence the truth, but to build a plan to proactively promote equity and anti-racism in every community in our state.
YES! I want to be an effective advocate for racial equity in our schools and in my local community.
I commit to:
This initiative is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Wisconsin Council of Rabbis, and the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin.