The course will be conducted by three white women educators who have been on a journey to understand, research, and fight against discrimination.
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) today launched a free online-course titled Anti-Racism and Allyship.
The course duration is 7-day. This self-paced journey is designed to take about 45 minutes a day. It includes a series of readings, exercises, opportunities for reflections, and actions you can take. Additional resources are available should participants want to dig deeper.
After the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in 2020 (and countless other Black Americans before these), and the massive protests against anti-Black racism that filled several of our cities’ streets, many people felt called to action. The educators at Stanford too had felt the same.
“We also felt called to action. As educators, we watched as many of our Black colleagues were asked to write about, and teach about, systemic racism and racial injustice. We were humbled to see so many of them answer this call. But the burden should not rest solely on their shoulders. As allies, we felt the need to act as accomplices in the fight against racism and to take a small step in helping in this educational endeavor. What you have here is the product of our act of allyship. It isn’t perfect, and it is not everything you need to know or to do. It is meant to help you on your journey of Anti-Racism and Allyship, so that together, we can craft a future free of systemic racism and racial injustice,” the GSB stated in its course page explaining why the course has been launched.
The program was created by Sarah Soule, a Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford GSB; Maggie Neale, Adams distinguished professor of management, emerita at GSB; and Hannah Yanow, lead online learning manager in executive education. Notably, all three women are white.
“We are three, white female educators who, over the course of our lives and careers, have been on a journey to understand, research, and fight against discrimination,” they wrote in the introduction to the program.
The course will make the participants think about race, unconscious or implicit racial bias, have conversations across race, define and apply anti-racism, identify intersectionality, embracing ally ship authentically and put an action plan in place to help participants rise above racism and bring a change around them. To take the course click here.
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