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#CharitySoWhite 7h
A lot of senior leaders within the charity sector have started following us this week, sharing our threads & calling it 'sobering reading'. This is our lives. Tell us the specific actions you will take to address the fact that . Look forward to hearing from you.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is emailing your CEO about racism in your organisation, only to receive a reply misspelling your name, dismissing your concerns and telling you they've been "very public on social media over the last five days.
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Martha Awojobi Jun 4
I spoke to and on about how racist recruitment practices and ideologies of white saviourism and professionalism have led to a fundraising sector that is overwhelmingly white and cannot retain talented black leaders.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is a white manager asking for more evidence/data of the existence of institutional racism.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is raising BAME inequality and having a senior white colleague reply saying "I appreciate we are focussing on BAME at the moment, but if we are going to be highlighting particular groups I think there are a couple of other really important ones"
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is our having to emotionally cope with the deafening silence from CEOs who we have worked with (for free) for the last six months that told us they were committed to root out institutional racism.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is when a white manager tells a zoom call of staff to not let the ‘hot topic of racism’ take focus away from the important issues right now.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is when a white manager ignores your emails about the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities and then asks your white colleague to write a blog on the topic.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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After raising lack of diversity to my organisation, I was told it was because the roles "generally require candidates from well-educated backgrounds"
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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When you raise evidence of clear structural racism and a senior sector leader responds with “I don’t know the details.” .
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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'Don't you think angry tweets are unhelpful' when they continue to branding up as angry and aggressive with their aggressions.
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Fatima Iftikhar Jun 4
I was up till 11:30pm trying to clear it yday. We are not here to tell you where to advertise your vacancies. Better marketing of your vacancies is not going to fix structural racism in your organisation.
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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"My black colleague doesn't like my campaign idea. I can't help if they won't let me be an ally"
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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“Here is a hilarious joke about how now is the time for the BDSM community to shine and protest because they love pain”
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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is having to publicly justify/argue with white charity leaders why we have offence taken to
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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“You can't lump all white people in together, how would you feel if I did that about Muslims”
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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"I completely fucked up in that team meeting and I'm worried that you think I'm racist. Can we please talk about it today?"
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#CharitySoWhite Jun 5
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“People are just trying to help and show they care by asking you stupid questions”.
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#CharitySoWhite 14h
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is RT’ing in solidarity for the US and then not supporting the UK fight to root out racism in the sector you are one of the most senior figures in
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#CharitySoWhite 14h
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is doing the emotional labour of speaking/fight about racism in a company meeting, and then having white colleagues message AFTER saying they support/agree with you
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