New SOMA In-Mover Experience
When Noelle Perez decided to leave Harlem and look for a home in the suburbs, she prioritized a strong sense of community, diversity, and a place with a good education system. After setting her eyes on Maplewood, she began the homebuying process and became one of the community’s first Wealth Gap Equalizer Loan recipients. Read more here about her experience of living in a community that is intentional about racial integration and the benefits of WGEL for first-time Black and Brown homebuyers.
In this community, buying a home is no longer a pipe dream | Opinion – NJ Mosaic – mosaic.nj.com
Benefits of Integration
Diversity is important to any successful community, but this is only the first step in building a thriving society where residents from various backgrounds share their lives with one another. Integration means looking beyond population metrics to examine how people interact.
Talking to Kids About Race
Kids can ask hard questions. They might have heard about racism or even celebrated diversity in school, but how do you address their real questions? It’s an important opportunity. How can you talk to your kids about race?
Unconscious bias is a prejudice or unsupported judgment in favor of or against a person or group as compared to another that is outside our conscious awareness. That’s why it’s so common, and so difficult to counteract. These biases can affect people’s behavior toward people of other races, how they interact act with people of another race, and lead to harassment, discrimination, and people feeling excluded. What are some strategies to address these biases?