#CountMeIn Call to Action - Week 26: Discuss Racism in the Present Tense

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This week's call to action feels particularly relevant given the current news cycle. Join us in thinking critically about how race and racism is still deeply integrated into our institutions and policies, and how the historical racism of the past enables the continued oppression, exclusion, and traumatization of people of color in the present.

Discuss racism in the present tense.

The trauma of racism is often referred to as something from the past that has been overcome. Racism is ever-present. And racist policies, past and present, affect the lives of women of color every day. Make connections between history and today, and when you talk about racism, situate it in the present.

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