Hugh Vasquez, A Photo and Internalized Oppression


In this clip, Hugh Vasquez,Senior Associate at the National Equity Project, reveals an intimate story about growing up with Mexican heritage in the United States and the painful effects of internalized racism on a family.  Hugh says, “I wanted to bring his [my father’s] pains to light so that healing could begin, not just for my dad, but for many others who are held back by internalized racism, including myself.”

The film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity contains three sections that correspond to World Trust’s framing of the self-perpetuating system of racial inequity:

Section 1: Social Determinants: History, Identity & Culture
Section 2: Internal Components: Bias, Privilege, Internalized Racism
Section 3: External Relationships: Interpersonal, Institutional, Structural

Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgements within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity is available for pre-order purchase until September 30th.  Purchase includes a FREE 6 month subscription to the World Trust racial equity learning modules.  Please contact us about hosting a film and dialogue event in your community!