We live in a diverse world, and astrological ambassador Sagittarius is here to stretch us beyond familiar terrain. Usually, this zodiac season is a time to travel and explore new parts of the globe, but that’s not happening in 2020. Fortunately, a passport is not required to broaden your horizons. Just focus on your mindset.
In recent years, organizations and individuals have come to understand that promoting diversity does little to effect change. In order to move beyond mere “optics,” embracing inclusion and equity is a must. This article from General Assembly does a great job of defining these terms.
Inclusion “is about folks with different identities feeling and/or being valued, leveraged, and welcomed within a given setting.” Or as one facilitator interviewed put it, “Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
Equity, on the other hand, “is an approach that ensures everyone access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist, and that, as a result, we all don’t all start from the same place. Equity is a process that begins by acknowledging that unequal starting place and makes a commitment to correct and address the imbalance.”
With a global awakening underway, more people have been educating themselves on anti-racist work. Books like White Fragility and Me and White Supremacy have soared to the top of the New York Times bestseller lists. Netflix has also been tracking the movement, airing these documentaries on racial justice.
Sagittarius season 2020 is the perfect time for people to open minds and hearts. For some of us, that looks like taking a difficult personal inventory. For others, it’s directing privileged friends toward these resources so as not to have to educate them on their own unconscious biases.
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