University of Nebraska Medical Center

21-Week Racial Equity Challenge

Welcome to the 21-Week Racial Equity Challenge

Diversity scholar Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. created the 21-Day Challenge concept to promote a deeper understanding of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression. The UNMC Department of Medicine has modified this challenge to create a 21-week program in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion.

How can YOU be antiracist?

  • Actions speak louder than pledges, hashtags, statements ... commit to ACT!

  • Educate yourself about the history of race relations in this country.

  • Listen to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) people around you...if you don't have BIPOC people around you, reevaluate and re-define your circle and find some BIPOC people to listen to.

  • Evaluate your personal unconscious biases and how they impact those around you to build a more inclusive environment.

  • Commit to eliminating teaching and practicing race-based medicine, and speak up when you see actions, patient care, and education content that perpetuate race-based medicine.

  •  Visit unmc.edu/diversity for resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • UNMC has zero tolerance for racist behavior by employees, visitors and patients. If you or your family are struggling, the House Officer Assistance Program is a cost-free, confidential program committed to the health and well-being of all UNMC house officers and their partners.

Developed by Drs. Kate-Lynn Muir and Jasmine Marcelin, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine