We need to change narratives from “third world,” “undeveloped” "developing" nations, to “natural” nations.
Implicit biases are derived from messages in our environments, so narratives and ideologies maintaining White Supremacy must be challenged. One deep-rooted narrative is the superiority of White nations over Black nations, expressed through terms such as “first world” versus “third world,” and “developed” versus “undeveloped.”
Humans originated and migrated from the African continent. Its natural wonders beckon scientists and tourists who visit to meet descendants of original tribes and to experience non-human animals in their native habitat. We also know that industrialization has some drawbacks such as a propensity toward climate destruction.
Clearly, there are benefits to remaining in a natural state. We need to change the negative narratives of “third world” and “undeveloped” to “natural” nations, and superiority labels of “first world” and “developed” to “industrialized”. So there are “natural” and “industrialized” nations.
Learn more in Anti-Bias Virtual Community Workshop sessions with Sandra Donnay, of the Donnay Consulting Group.
We offer "Understanding and Combating Prejudice in Society and the Workplace, and How to be an Antiracist in the Community. Visit our website at donnayconsultinggroup.com for times and dates.
Our signature workshop “Understanding and Combating Prejudice in Society and the Workplace” introduces you to the causes and motivations underlying human prejudices; how to recognize them in others and yourself; how to manage these unconscious impulses; and how to bring about positive change in your interpersonal relationships, communities, and workplaces. Additional community workshops take a deeper look at understanding and combating racism.