AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY BEGINS WITH UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER BETTER.
THE RACE CARDS ARE A TOOL TO HELP US GET THERE.
Too often, discussions about race either stay at surface-level or happen only among audiences steeped in knowledge about sociology, history, systemic racism and privilege. The goal of the Race Cards is to facilitate honest, authentic discussion around race in a way that is accessible to everyone.
Each deck of cards contains questions such as “When did you first become aware of your race?” and “What do the hashtags #blacklivesmatter and #alllivesmatter mean to you?” Questions span participants’ personal experiences, the current state of justice and race relations in our communities, and participants’ take on concepts such as privilege and equity.
Each deck also includes guidance on how to facilitate a meaningful conversation, as well as respecting and challenging participants without invalidating anyone’s experiences.
The Race Cards are designed for use with any small group -- family, co-workers, friends, neighbors, faith groups, or even fellow community members that have never met.