Racism is the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism of people based on the belief that one race is superior. Anyone is capable of having or expressing racial prejudices; however, in the U.S. white Americans hold power, so systematic racism is directed towards people of color.
Learn more about racism:
The following organizations focus on fighting racism and achieving inclusion:
There are a variety of college scholarships available for diverse students:
At Jefferson you can join the Black Student Union by contacting Ariel Snow through email or by calling 502.213.2511.
- You can also get involved in the greater Louisville area through the Louisville Urban League which works to help African Americans and marginalized people. You can join for free until age 20.
- La Casita Center works to employ the Latinx community.
The following are lists of resources or actionable steps for those wanting to get involved:
Here are some resources for race-based trauma: