What do you do with your privilege to aid the good fight? Where can you lend your voice and platform to uplift and amplify minority voices?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok answers your questions about how to overcome racial disparities in private practice.
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In This Podcast
- Start with yourself
- Find your decision-makers
- Find good things that have started
Start with yourself
Observe your privilege and the direct, and indirect, help you have had to get to where you are now in life.
If you know yourself and where you are coming from, you’re going to do less harm than if you don’t know yourself. (Joe Sanok)
Tread lightly, especially if you are a person of privilege, and realize that even if you yourself are not directly harming someone, you could potentially be a vessel of harm from the past to someone else if you do not check yourself at the door and see what you are bringing in with you.
Find your decision-makers
Get in touch with your local decision-makers and advocate for more solid rights and access to be provided for people with less power than you.
Use your voice for the good of others, especially if you have the privilege. Use your privilege to open the doors that other people struggle to pass through.
Who are the access managers, who are the decision-makers, is there diversity there? Can you advocate for more diversity on boards of directors, on insurance boards, on local counseling groups? (Joe Sanok)
Find good things that have started
You do not need to start from scratch. Reach out and find some information on local programs or courses that have been started that you can contribute to, or be a part of, or uplift and help to gain traction for.
Use their work as an example and boost them within your circle and your platform. Lend them your audience to help them to get their words across.
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