Resources in this section focus on various ways of organizing, making meaning of, synthesizing and analyzing evaluation information. One of the helpful things to remember about structural racism and privilege at the individual level is that people carry around many unconscious biases and learned narratives about race and racism. One of the features of structural racism and white privilege at a systemic level is the power it exerts on societal norms and values – that is, how society defines and reinforces what is considered normal or deviant, healthy or ill, constructive or destructive and many other things. These patterns of thought are very likely to show up at this phase of evaluation. At the same time, there are many opportunities at this stage to clarify, highlight and share new ways of seeing with others. These opportunities are part of the pay-off for the effort groups and individuals expend early on, engaging multiple perspectives, grounding their work in thorough understanding of history, and developing or surfacing already developed consciousness about individual and systemic biases, racism and privilege. Analysis can reveal the will and capacity of a group to understand and share multiple ways of seeing and working.

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