Racial Equity Training + Anti-Racism Policy

Black Lives Matter Sloop Dental Co.

Racial Equity Training + Anti-Racism Policy

We’ve written before about how we’re proud to stand with the Black community. As part of our commitment, we recently hired Sophic Solutions to lead our team in racial equity training.

sophic solutionsDr. Rodney Smith and Stephenie Smith led us in a discussion about race in order to help us develop a better understanding of it and its role in U.S. history.

We are committed to being anti-racist and to making our office a safe space for all patients.

Our commitment:

  • We value tolerance and respect for others and their differences, including cultural and racial differences.
  • We are dedicated to doing the work to make sure Sloop Dental Co. is an environment that is safe, welcoming and comfortable for our Black patients.
  • We have no tolerance for racism or discrimination.

How We will live our anti-racist policy:

  • Proudly fly our Black Lives Matter flag
  • Support Black-owned businesses and organizations
  • Use our voices to stand up for equality and racial equity
  • Educate ourselves and others, including our children
  • Be open to new information and be willing to be uncomfortable
  • Contribute to local organizations that are committed to racial equity (read more about our  recent donation to G.I.F.T.)

Our Team member’s commitments:

  • Brad, Dental Assistant: I commit to speaking up.
  • Angie, Dental Hygienist: I commit to listening to the experiences of BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color).
  • Carolyn, Dental Hygienist: I commit to educating myself on history.
  • Mike, Office Manager: I commit to decolonizing my bookshelf.
  • Jackie, Owner/Dentist: I commit to reading books by Black authors.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Resources We’ve Found Helpful:


  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo
  • Stamped From The Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson


  • 13th
  • Race: The Power of An Illusion
  • Crash



  • 1619 from The New York Times
  • Invisibilia: The Culture Inside
  • Pod Save the People: Intentional Inequity