Tool #3: Inclusivity Checklist
Use this checklist to measure how prepared your organization is for multicultural work, and to identify areas for improvement. If you cannot check off an item, that may indicate an area for change.
The leadership of our organization is multiracial and multicultural. (A complication of this issue would be if the target population of an organization is not multiracial or a minority, and with prejudiced attitudes, too. It doesn't mean that multiracial leadership and staff shouldn't be hired, but that they should be prepared for some "hard traveling" for a time. Minority staff members might need to be tough, courageous, and patient, no matter how much support they have.)
We make special efforts to cultivate new leaders, particularly women and people of color.
Our mission, operations, and products reflect the contributions of diverse cultural and social groups.
We are committed to fighting social oppression within the organization and in our work in the community.
Members of diverse cultural and social groups are full participants in all aspects of our organization's work.
Speakers from any one group do not dominate meetings.
All segments of our community are represented in decision making.
There is sensitivity and awareness regarding different religious and cultural holidays, customs, recreational preferences, and food preferences.
We communicate clearly, and people of different cultures feel comfortable sharing their opinions and participating in meetings.
We prohibit the use of stereotypes and prejudicial comments.
Ethnic, racial, and sexual slurs or jokes are not welcome.
Andre's purpose is to reconnect people to their Dignity and Honor in Being Human.