WHat is #rootcauseracism?

#RootCauseRacism is an international effort. Thought leaders, organizations and the everyman coming together to discuss, develop and implement solutions and bringing about real, sustainable change.
But we're not recreating the wheel. Processes already exist to make change happen. To identify the root of the problem, not just the symptoms, and address it.
As a practitioner of continuous improvement methodologies, and a fan of the Toyota Kata, I've been able to change my mindset, develop new habits, and establish different behaviors. This is what we need to address, and stamp out, rampant racism globally. We need a different way of thinking and we need it to be something we can apply to our every day lives, both personally and professionally. This is how you create sustainable change.
In my August 8th guest post One Small Thing: Sharing our Visions and Voices to #RootCauseRacism on Mark Graban's Lean Blog, I explain how this has touched me personally and how we as a global community of individuals and organizations can understand the challenges of this issue and determine solutions to bring an end to social injustice and systematic racism. I found I wasn't alone in my thinking.
 
And a movement was born.

taking the steps

People want change but they don't know how to make it happen. This is where we help you come off of the sideline and discover meaningful ways that YOU can develop and execute a plan to address systemic racism within your circles of influence. 
It doesn't matter if you are a single individual, a group of friends, a small organization or big business. If you are motivated to perform anti-racist actions, I want to help you take that next step. 
Easy Step:

I partnered with a team of other professionals who were committed to using continuous improvement methodologies to offer S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) countermeasures. Our intent was to craft measures that address the root causes of institutional racism in various areas, including Community Involvement, Business, Education, Healthcare, Government, and the Arts.

These countermeasures appear in a series of blogs, written by myself and other thought leaders. Our ultimate goal is to get our readers to respond to the calls of action in each blog. We want each person to be motivated to support racial equity and justice for all Black people.

Easier Step:
If you're looking to take next steps that are designed specifically for you or your organization. Taking into consideration your time, resource and your circle of influence, then let's talk. 
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FEATURed resources 

read

Black Reconstruction in America

by W. E. B. Du Bois

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

by Ibram X. Kendi

Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness

by Dr. Randal Pinkett

Blog: Using Toyota Kata to Overcome Racism

watch
The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility

 
Listen to

1619, a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.

 

 

Thought Leaders

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