Racial Justice 101

What is Voter Suppression?

Monday, November 2, 2020

By Hannah Shoue 3 Types of Voter Suppression Loosely defined, voter suppression can be any means of blocking, obstructing, or restricting a person’s access to voting, often with the intent of reducing the voting power of a particular group of people. Voter suppression involves an interlocking system of rules, regulations, and restrictions that combine to … Read More

Guest Blogger Dr. Mary B. Johnson on Race and Workplace Relationships

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

By Dr. Mary B. Johnson, Ph.D Understanding Racial Identity Development Introduction In the latest addition to YWCA Northeast Indiana’s Racial Justice 101 blog series, Dr. Johnson shares how race can impact a supervisory relationship in the workplace. Dr. Johnson walks us through how a white supervisor’s racial identity changes and develops from interactions with their … Read More

Your Vote Matters & How You Can Make It Count for Racial Justice

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

By Hannah Shoue Photo from YWCA USA Does my vote really matter? The voting system in America can be confusing, especially since the system can differ from state to state. Below are answers to common questions about voting that all strive to answer the big question: Does my vote really matter? Since the electoral college is … Read More

What is Intersectionality?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

By Hannah Shoue Kimberlé Crenshaw, lawyer and civil rights activist The Origins of Intersectionality What is “intersectionality?” You may have heard the term derided as a buzzword or seen the phrases “intersectional approach” or “becoming more intersectional” floating around. “Intersectionality” is far more than a buzzword or ordinary phrase, however. Intersectionality is a ground-breaking concept … Read More

Why Not “All Lives Matter”?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

By Hannah Shoue On May 25th, the death of George Floyd at the hands of police sparked waves of protests, activism, and social media posts. Americans raised signs, generated posts, and shouted “Black Lives Matter” across the streets and throughout social media channels, and the momentum has continued throughout July. For a non-black person, seeing … Read More