Literacy Moment – April 2021

From our Lunchtime Discussions – What are racial equity detours?

  • The detours that white people follow to protect their privilege and avoid the messy work of racial justiceĀ 
  • Detours create an illusion of progress toward equity while cementing or even exacerbating inequity
  • Detours can be initiatives and strategies that pose little threat to structural racism yet they can consume extensive resources, including those marked for racial equity
  • Detours relieve us of the responsibility to name and illuminate the ways that racism operates in our workplaces, schools, institutions and communities