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Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

The Black Lives Matter movement has demonstrated to all of us at ThinkCERCA that simply being 'not racist' is not enough. We are committed to being an anti-racist organization in our pursuit of becoming a more equitable educational resource.

Where we are.

Accountability

As a company that helps students become strong critical thinkers no matter what environment they are learning in, ThinkCERCA has been committed to equity from the beginning. Recent events, including the murders of George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor and many others have encouraged us to take a critical look at what we do and how we do it. 

In an effort to continue to be responsive to the world that our students and teachers learn and teach in, our team has approached this work with the question: Is ThinkCERCA actively anti-racist

The answer was no. Despite ThinkCERCA's ongoing commitment to social justice, the organization will do better. We hold ourselves accountable to our past and are committed to creating an anti-racist future for our team members, customers, and students. 

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Where we are going.

While ThinkCERCA is enraged by the murder of George Floyd, we are ashamed that it took yet another death of a Black man at the hands of the police for active anti-racism work to permeate our organization. In response, ThinkCERCA has prioritized courageous conversations amongst members of our team to better understand the work that needs to be done.

As a literacy resource that helps students to become strong critical thinkers, we hold onto the belief that courageous and critical thinking is a necessary tool for students to enact change in their communities. This is the foundation of our anti-racism work. 

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Our Objectives

ThinkCERCA began this work by developing an anti-racism vision. We segmented this vision into two objectives:

  1. Curriculum & Instruction
  2. Organizational Culture & Practices

Learn more about our vision and objectives here

These objectives are the product of many challenging conversations between members of the ThinkCERCA team. We understand that these efforts are ongoing and subject to evolve. If you would like to be a part of these efforts as an educator, a partner, or a family member, click the link below to fill out our Anti-Racism Community Input Form. 

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