We are committed to being anti-racist and to making our office a safe space for all patients.
- 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
- Race: The Power of An Illusion
- Feast Magazine: Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in Kansas City Right Now
- Kansas City Mom Collective: Black-Owned Businesses in Kansas City
- 1619 from The New York Times
- Invisibilia: The Culture Inside
- Pod Save the People: Intentional Inequity