Conference

The Secret to Solving Racism

Authors
  • Ezra Odole (Iowa State University)
  • Ding Tut (Iowa State University)
  • Jacob Frencher (Iowa State University)
  • Andres Gonzalez (Iowa State University)
  • Corey Welch (Iowa State University)

Abstract

As it stands societal racism is a very abstract concept that we know is there but have a hard time actively grasping. Our inability to grasp it leads to an inability to solve it. The solution is to quantify racism, or at least think of racism in a quantifiable manner. In this session, we will explain ways to go about measuring racism directly through the relationships of power and prejudice. We will not focus on reasons why we should solve racism, as that will be an assumed prerequisite of coming to this session, rather focusing on how to most effectively create tangible change. We will go through specific examples and strategies to reduce racism on a systemic and social level, all based on metrics that can be quantified. We will empower the audience with the skills to create and assess active solutions to racism in their own workplace and personal lives.

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Published on
04 Mar 2022