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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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