Resources

Embedding anti-oppression principles here, at Otesha, is a work in progress. Have a look at some of the resources we used to establish an official anti-oppression policy in our workplace. We are sure you’ll find them useful, thought provoking and inspiring.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice,  you have chosen the side of the oppressor”
Desmond Tutu

What is oppression? How is it different than prejudice? How exactly would you define privilege? For some clear definitions, have a look at this document.

taken from – http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/01/resolved_to_make_change_this_mlk_day_heres_a_guide_to_doing_it_all_year.html

Why I am a black male feminist
http://www.theroot.com/views/why-i-am-male-feminist

Cultural appropriation & halloween costumes
http://nativeappropriations.blogspot.com/2011/10/open-letter-to-pocahotties-and-indian.html
http://alagarconniere.blogspot.com/2010/11/halloween-2010-i-am-not-your-halloween.html
http://alagarconniere.blogspot.com/2010/10/cultural-appropriation-update-still.html

HP computers are racist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DT3tQqgRM

Experiences of disability oppression
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH0D4RvZChg

Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
http://www.cookross.com/docs/UnconsciousBias.pdf

Test yourself!
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/takeatest.html

Anti-oppression and the fight for LGBTQ Equality
http://revelandriot.com/resources/anti-oppression

How to be a woman in a boys club
http://thisrecording.com/today/2011/2/22/in-which-we-teach-you-how-to-be-a-woman-in-any-boys-club.html