Having Effective Race Conversations

Dr. Steven Stone-Sabali led a Professional Development learning experience on Tools for Continuous Racial Allyship and discussed ineffective reactions that occur during race conversations and approaches to effective discussions on race and racism. 

Following are resources related to having effective race conversations. 


Dr. Ndidi Unaka and Dr. Jamilah Hackworth, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provide scenarios of microaggressions and strategies for how to respond. [Video length: 39 minutes and 45 seconds]

FranchescaRamsey @ Chescaleigh! shares her top five suggested comebacks for how to handle relatives making inappropriate or racist comments during the holidays. [Video length: 4 minutes and 16 seconds]

FranchescaRamsey @ Chescaleigh! gives strategies for how to handle situations when someone makes disparaging remarks or jokes about another group. [Video length: 4 minutes and 32 seconds]

Overview of Being an Active Bystander and Strategies for Challenging the Emergence of Bias

Lena Tenney of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity provides strategies for how individuals can be active bystanders when faced with the emergence of bias in interpersonal interactions. These suggestions encompass a variety of approaches to opening a conversation about bias. 

Handout for Ways to Respond to Microaggression and Bias

Dr. Diane Goodman created this handout from Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups to provide concrete responses that can be used alone or in combination when responding to racist comments and microaggression.