Diversity and Inclusion

February: Black History Month

What is Black History Month?

  • February is called Black History or African-American History Month in the United States
  • The purpose of the time is to celebrate and recognize the achievements of African-American people, a minority group that has and continues to face oppression and prejudice
  • In 1976, President Gerald Ford declared an official Black History Month

Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

The link below provides a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. They are damaging to both people of color and to white people. Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture.


Student Run Diversity Inclusion Group

Did you know a handful of WRHS students come together weekly to discuss and take action for local issues of inequity and injustice? The diversity inclusion group is a club of Wachusett Regional High School students and is student-founded and student-led.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in learning more about the Diversity Inclusion Group please email isabellaleblanc22@wrsdk12.net or kathrynmangus21@wrsdk12.net! We would be happy to share the google classroom code with you and help you get involved.

Below is a powerpoint presentation this group created for Black History Month.

Created by: Eleanore Basantes-Maker, Ellie Bilsel, Saaya Daga, Anna St. Germain, Kelsey Harris, Andrew LaFountaine, and Isabella LeBlanc.

WRHS Diversity Inclusion Group