National Pledge For Diversity

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When you take the National Pledge For Diversity with Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. you join men and women all over the country who have are ready to take a Stand Against Racism. Sign today!

This Pledge has been adapted from the Pledge to Eliminate Racism in My Life, YWCA.org

Mindful of the continuing affliction of systemic, interpersonal and internalized racism, including racial, ethnic, religious, gender, and other forms of bias, prejudice and bigotry. In my own life, my family, my circle of friends, my co-workers and the society in which I live, with conviction and hope,

I take this pledge,

Fully aware that the struggle to overcome and eliminate racism will not end with a mere pledge but calls for an ongoing transformation within myself and society:

I pledge

to look deeply and continuously in my heart and in my mind to identify all signs and vestiges of racism; to rebuke the use of language and behavior towards others, born of such racism; to root out such racism in my daily life and in my encounters with persons I know and with strangers I do not know; and to expand my consciousness to be more aware and sensitive to my use of overt and subtle expressions of racism and racial stereotypes;

I pledge

to challenge any expression of racism and racial stereotypes in my presence, by my family, my children, my friends, my co-workers and those I encounter; to actively object to the display of visible and invisible racism, and the use of racial stereotypes and exclusionary casting and story lines, in television shows, movies, music, books, newspaper stories, radio talk shows and other forms of popular culture; and not to patronize sponsors who underwrite such forms of popular culture or companies known to engage in racial discrimination and the perpetration of racial stereotypes;

I pledge

to promote multiculturalism and understand that diversity is inclusive of social identities related to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, home language, and disability; and to actively educate myself and others on cultural awareness.
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