October 19, 2020
Forest Hill Church: Exploring Racial Equity Buddies
People of color refers to people of African, Asian, Latin American, or Pacific Island descent, and indigenous peoples.
Racial equity and inclusion means truly equal opportunity in all parts of the church. It means that regardless of racial or ethnic identity, each person has a chance to be included in congregation activities, decision-making, and leadership.
Racial or Ethnic Discrimination: Institutional and/or individual actions that favor or disadvantage a person based substantially on their race/ethnic origin.
Racism is different from racial prejudice, hatred or discrimination. Racism involves having the power to carry out discrimination against people of color through the major institutions of our society.
Definitions developed by Racial Inclusion Committee (11-9-19 )