It is well known that we all have inherent biases and basic instincts to be wary of those who are different. But we also know those same instincts often produce irrational fears that, if left unchecked, become the basis for discrimination and segregation.
Part of the Springmatter.org mission is to provide up-to-date resources for anyone seeking a better understanding of diverse groups – and to illustrate how we can all be so different, and yet the same.
By providing easy access to resources on all differences, we hope to replace biases and irrational fears with the truth. Everyone is different in countless ways and diversity is not only intrinsic to the human condition, it is essential to our survival. This is more important today than perhaps any time in recent history. In the words of Dr. King, “We must all learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.”
We hope the information we provide will help marginalized and disadvantaged people find the help they need in their communities; provide resources to companies, nonprofits, and educational institutions seeking to create or expand their efforts to promote equality and equity; and bring to light the science, evidence, and real-life stories that will change hearts and minds.
We are the nonprofit subsidiary of Springmatter. We are devoted to turning hope into action for diverse and disadvantaged youth.