Thank you to all who provided input for this survey. Full disclosure; professional pollsters may argue the statistical accuracy of this survey. However, I believe we gathered some insightful comments of 81 people across the US, Australia, New Zeland.
As you will recall, the purpose of the study is to inform, share, and build community. With that in mind, let’s review the highlights.
56% of all respondents said that their personal opinion or awareness of racial issues have changed in recent months.
When asked which statement best fits your current thinking, 29% said This might be the time we make critical changes. Followed closely by 22% who said they were open to learning about the impact on others by racism, and 18% said they are learning about the implications for people of a race other than their own.
Many of those completing the survey offered suggestions for educational material about the cultures of other races. Some of the suggestions are:
Waking Up White
21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
Humanitarian Disaster Institute
PBS Civil War Reconstruction Era a 4 Part Series
The Film “13”
Jim Crow of the North PBS
We wanted to know if the following sectors were doing a good job.
Statement: Our nation’s elected leaders are doing a good job addressing racism. 6% of all people said they agreed, while 84% disagreed or strongly disagreed.
Statement: Our religious leaders are doing a good job addressing racism. 21% agreed and, 55% disagreed or strongly disagreed.
Statement: Our corporate leaders are doing a good job addressing racism. 15% agreed or strongly agreed and, 51% disagreed or strongly disagreed. Interestingly 33% were unsure.
Statement: Our judicial system is doing a good job addressing racism 69% disagreed or strongly disagreed and, 23% were unsure.
Many of those completing the survey offered some comments and suggestions. In Part 2 We will review some of their thoughts and insights. Stay Tuned.
…that’s 30 for today