PJI Principle 8: Identify Assumptions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 8: Identify assumptions.

As we move through our country’s racial crisis, which is urging people to face their biases, paired with the unrelenting challenges of COVID-19, we must remember to pause and take stock of the assumptions that undergird our worldview. Most of us unknowingly possess beliefs stemming from white supremacy. We practice creating a peaceful and respectful community when we do the self-reflective work of identifying our biases and assumptions. Let’s take a moment to check in on the notions we hold about one another and ourselves, this week and from now on.

Practice the work of identifying assumptions by reading “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi.

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