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Resource Page: Denial & Polarization

Let's Get To Work

Congratulations! You've made it this far. Many people turn down the daunting task of facing their own limitations. The Cultural Vibrancy team truly appreciates your commitment to better understanding yourself and those around you, even though the work can be frustrating at times. 

Below you will find rescources selected to help guide you in your cultural development and understaning. We recommend starting with the shorter resources first (that is, those that don't take much time like a video or article) and moving to those that are more time consuming. We sincerely hope that you try to engage with each resource with an open mind. 

Plan to spend some time after reading or watching your resource to journal. Give yourself at least fifteen minutes to de-compress and explore any feelings, questions, and assumptions you may have. These will be helpful in guiding you towards next steps in your growth. 

Thank you again for your commitment to Cultural Vibrancy.  

This image perfectly captures the essence of this journey; it is one that leads us to greater compassion and love through greater understanding.

Resources for Growth

Brené Brown on Blame: Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behavior. (1 min) Watch Here 

12 Types of Social Oppression: Familiarize yourself with forms of oppression that you may not have known existed. (10 mins) Read here.

Braids and Appropriation: Short documentary discussing braids and black hair culture in America. (20 mins) Read Here.

Deconstructing White Privilege: Dr. Robin DiAngelo talks about recognizing white privilege, breaking it down piece by piece. (22 mins) Watch Here.