Little girls with dreams become women with vision
Written By: Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Founder Uplift!, Co-Founder UNITE, Former Urban Schools Superintendent
CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE, CELEBRATE, AND CHANGE
WHAT WE CAN DO
Here is how you can help: Countering biases is a two-fold endeavor and takes effort from everyone.
HOW WE SEE IS WHAT WE SEE
And we must do better. We can no longer keep the status quo when it comes to our biases that we hold and that we project on our girls. Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, has spent decades exploring the idea of bias and the work it takes to overcome: “Learning how to see our biases is a psychological exercise, but one with immediate theological and social implications. It demands self-knowledge and the crucial need to recognize (1) when we are in denial about our own shadow and capacity for illusion; (2) our capacity to project our own fears and shadows onto other people and groups; (3) our capacity to face and carry our own issues; and (4) the social, institutional, and political implications of not doing this work.”
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