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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the exclusion of Racial Equity

A common question I get during or after an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) presentation: Why do you have so much emphasis on racism, and especially anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism? I have tried to explain that anti-racism and anti-oppression are the foundational frameworks I use in my work because if you can understand how racial inequity operates in a systemic way first, then you will understand how other forms of oppression like sexism, homophobia, ableism, and others operate in an intersectional way. This never seems to satisfy the inquirer because they strongly believe that there should be "equity" in addressing oppressions in EDI.

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