Identifying Racism in Practice & Policy

We must face the fact that racism is active and infiltrated in our public lives, even in areas we may not immediately recognize. As association leaders, it's our responsibility to do the work to recognize and root out racism in our own organizations. This requires us to take a hard look at where we may say one thing in our mission and value statements while practicing something else.

How to Identify Racism in Your Organization Online Training Course


Join Maxine Crump, President/CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, in this online training course to learn the importance of shared definitions of racism and a step-by-step process for evaluating the practices and policies at your own organization. This course is a first step in your journey to making your own organization anti-racist.

Course Overview & Contents

This video-based training includes the following learning modules and downloadable companion tools. Supporting Action Steps are also provided at the end of each lesson.

Lesson 1: Shared Definitions

  • Key Definitions
  • 4 Problematic Assumptions About Race
  • Starting a Productive Conversation

Lesson 2: Institutional Change

  • Using Your Influence
  • Questions Every Organization Should Ask

Lesson 3: Policies that support a diverse workplace

  • Evaluating Policies in Your Organization

Lesson 4: Aligning policies & practices

  • Reflecting on Policies and Practices
  • 6 Things You Can Do This Week

Learning Objectives

After completing this on-demand training course, you'll be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of shared definitions for racism and institutions.
  2. Explain how the “colorblind” approach to race is problematic.
  3. Explain why it's important to focus on institutions and culture when combating racism.
  4. Create a plan for reflecting on barriers to racial diversity and hiring practices in your organization.
  5. Reexamine practices and policies for finding vendors, volunteers, and employees in your organization.

About the Presenter

Maxine Crump is the president and CEO of the non-profit organization, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, which works to bring about greater understanding through conversation. She has served on the board and as a three-term president for the YWCA and has worked in public relations, media development, and broadcasting for decades.

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