A Framework for Quickly Assessing Organizations for Cultural Competence
Any introduction is hard, but when you are particularly sensitive to systematic bias, these introductions can make or break the experience of an othered person in an organization. This is particularly true for othered persons in crisis. This is why quickly assessing the cultural competencies of an organization is important. When you are looking for a new organization for yourself, or for a referral for someone else who identifies as other, here are some simple questions you can ask to learn about the level of competency the organization has in working with othered communities.