Stand Against Racism 2019 Essay Contest

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Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of YWCA’s larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.
The campaign was founded by YWCAs Trenton and Princeton in 2007 and adopted by YWCA USA in 2015. Now, YWCAs, community groups, schools, partner organizations, and others across the country participate in Stand Against Racism each year.
This year we are proud to launch the YWCA Darien/Norwalk Stand Against Racism Essay Contest!

Prompt: In American culture we say that someone has a blind spot about something, meaning they are unable to understand it or see how important it is. When it comes to racism in our everyday lives people often have a blind spot regarding their own biases. What would you define as your (or our communities) blind spot and how can it be removed?

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Complete submission guidelines may be found here