Anti-Racism Resource Page
It’s Time To Listen, Learn, Act & UNITE!
BLACK. LIVES. MATTER.
We understand that this issue is much bigger than the game of soccer and we want to make no mistake in letting you know Black Lives Matter. As an association, we stand with our black community, who have been the victims of murder, marginalization, and repressions for far too long. It is our duty to provide the knowledge that can help all people, coaches, and beyond, become better allies to fight for justice.
United Soccer Coaches is committed to fostering diversity by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for all our members, leadership, and other constituents. It’s important that we provide a learning and working environment that takes responsibility and advocates for equality every single day. As a United Soccer Coaches member, NOW is the time to Listen, Learn, Act & Unite!
TELL US YOUR STORY
We want to hear from you. Do you have a story to tell about racism or discrimination in soccer or are you or someone you know working to change the game? If so, please share it with us. Our Advocacy Council would like to connect with you. Click HERE to Tell Us Your Story
Below are Anti-Racism Resources that we have collected:
Are we missing an important resource? You can submit your resource by filling out our Content Request form.
United Soccer Coaches Black Coaches Advocacy Group – JUNETEENTH Letter
- Anti-Racism Resources
- Teaching for Change
- Teaching Tolerance
- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
- Tides: The Institute For Diversity and Ethics In Sport
- Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
- Anti-Racist Coaching Toolkit
- Six Reason (And More) to Discuss Anti-Racism with Your Team
- Addressing Racism with Youth of Color
- 10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead Of Asking A Person Of Colour To Explain Things For You – Docplay
- What Does It Mean To Be Black and Play Sports? – The Undefeated
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not – Refinery29
- Four Ways Youth Sports Can Combat Racism – Good.is
- The Critical Role of Athletes in Fighting White Blindness – The Nation
- Survey: African-American youth more often play sports to chase college, pro dreams – Aspen Project Play
- The Difference Between First-Degree Racism and Third-Degree Racism – The Atlantic
- Baratunde Thurston: How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
- Peggy McIntosh: How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion
- Megan Ming Fancis: Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice
- GP Soccer Podcast Interview with Dr. Missy Price – GP Soccer Podcast
- Kickin’ Back with Nicole Hercules – The Equalizer
- Brené with Ibram X. Kendi
on How to Be an Antiracist – Unlocking Us Podcast
- Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness – Unlocking Us Podcast
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast – Race Forward
- Justice In America – The Appeal
- Open Yale Course: African American History: From Emancipation to the Present – Yale University
- Awareness Activities – edchange.org
- Difficult Conversations – tolerance.org
- Implicit Association Test – Harvard.edu
Resources for Managers:
- How Managers Can Promote Healthy Discussions About Race –The Harvard Business Review
- How to Create an Open Dialogue and Really Listen – meQuilibrium
- How to be a Good Boss in Dark Times – The Harvard Business Review
- Leading During Traumatic and Triggering Events
- 6 Steps to Building a Better Workplace for Black Employees – Harvard Business School
- How White Managers Can Respond to Anti-Black Violence –Yale Insights
- Check in on Your Black Employees, Now – The New York Times
Resources for Employees:
- The Lens of Systemic Oppression – National Equity Project
- Strategies to address unconscious bias – UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack – Peggy McIntosh, Wellesley Centers for Women
- The 1619 Project – The New York Times Magazine
- Reflections on Cultural Humility – American Psychological Association
Be involved: Organizations to Follow
Stay continuously educated and engaged! Take a moment to listen and understand others. Below are petitions and opportunities to donate to organizations to make help a change!
- Color of Change
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
- United We Dream
- The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Association Diversity Statement
United Soccer Coaches is committed to fostering diversity by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for all our members, leadership, and other constituents. We nurture a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and socio-economic status.
We recognize that diversity enriches the membership experience, improves the practice and profession of coaching, expands learning opportunities, and enhances creativity and professional growth in the coaching community. United Soccer Coaches emphasizes both demographic and intellectual diversity. We are committed to attracting and developing qualified persons of diverse backgrounds to participate and lead in our organization. This includes our advocacy work, our recognition programs, the development of our services and education, as well as our coaching and outreach programs. Embracing diversity and inclusion requires a coaching curriculum and other learning experiences that provide exposure to diverse cultures, human characteristics, and ways of thinking. Our organizational must create a climate that stimulates innovation, values contributions from those unlike ourselves, and encourages the success and advancement of all our members.
United Soccer Coaches particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention and advancement of talented members, leadership and other constituents from historically underrepresented populations. As such, United Soccer Coaches fosters diversity in our staff and advocates for all of our members by welcoming their participation in our programs, by embracing diversity and inclusion training, and by remaining mindful of diversity and inclusion in the formulation of policy and in decision-making.
If you have questions, Member Services is open and available at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 471-1941.