Building Bridges Among Communities of Colors

  1. Understand that communities of color share common struggles and interests.
  2. Explore how divide and conquer is a strategy used to keep us from realizing our true power by creating and exploiting small differences in status of different groups.  We have been intentionally miseducated about our shared histories of struggle and common interests.
  3. Alliances are forged on shared interest and campaigns must identify shared interest among communities of color in order to build alliance.  Sometimes not all communities will be core constituency – instead, communities can show different levels of support for the campaign or alliance.