Our Three Winners Outraged by Yet Another Case of Anti-Black Police Brutality
Our Three Winners Foundation – an organization founded to combat hate crimes, is outraged at the murder of yet another Black man. As we continue to witness the pervasive injustice in this country against Black and Brown communities, we must categorically stand against anti-Blackness and racism. George Floyd, was murdered by police officers Monday, could…Read More
OTW Operations and Finance Coordinator Job Description
About Our Three Winners Foundation: Our Three Winners Foundation was created to honor the short, but rich lives of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, and to develop sustainable interventions to mitigate prejudice, bigotry, and hate crimes. As an organization founded in the wake of the fatal hate crimes of three young Muslim students, OTWF is committed to…Read More
Razan was hard-working, dedicated, compassionate, and comforting. Whether it be a painting of a dove on the Palestinian flag or her active involvement in her friendships, she always put her best effort in. Like Razan, we should put our best effort in the things important to us.Read More
Yusor always put others’ needs above her own. She went to great lengths to help, traveling to Turkey to provide dental care to Syrian refugees and preparing meals for the homeless in Chapel Hill. Her name, derived from a verse in the Qur’an, means to bring about ease, and that is exactly what she did…Read More
When remembering Deah, we recall how kind, dedicated, and friendly he was. From his love of basketball to his commitment to friends, family, and religion, we understand how he always put others above himself. He was, above all else, a team player. We should also strive to be team players.Read More
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Our Three Winners Foundation (OTW) is a social justice organization based in Oakland, CA working to reduce prejudice towards American Muslims and marginalized communities by addressing implicit biases in individuals and institutions. The Foundation was founded after Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (Our Three Winners) were killed in their Chapel Hill…Read More
This kids’ worksheet is a perfect example of how implicit bias gets perpetuated.
Stereotypes are formed and reinforced in countless ways we may not even be aware of—but we have to be aware of them. by Annie Reneau The term “implicit bias” refers to the unconscious attitudes, beliefs, and stereotypes that affect how we think about and behave towards others. Harvard’s famous implicit bias test for race evaluates how quickly you…Read More
How to Think about "Implicit Bias"
Amidst a controversy, it’s important to remember that implicit bias is real—and it matters By Keith Payne, Laura Niemi, John M. Doris on March 27, 2018 When is the last time a stereotype popped into your mind? If you are like most people, the authors included, it happens all the time. That doesn’t make you a racist, sexist, or whatever-ist.…Read More
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
Blindspot, Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald explore hidden biases that we all carry from a lifetime of experiences with social groups – age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, or nationality. “Blindspot” is a metaphor to capture that portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. The authors use it to ask about the extent…Read More