Lesson 5, Topic 1
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From Equity to Anti-Racism

Therese July 9, 2021
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In addition to equity and inclusion, many individuals and organizations are ready to begin anti-racism work. Let’s review some terms and definitions:

Racism is the belief that groups of humans possess different behavioral traits corresponding to physical appearance and can be divided based on the superiority of one race over another. 

Anti-racism can be defined as some form of focused and sustained action, which includes inter-cultural, inter-faith, multi-lingual and inter-abled (i.e., differently abled) communities with the intent to change a system or an institutional policy, practice, or procedure which has racist effects.

Anti-racism work is the application of equity measures. Being anti-racist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, and equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making anti-racist choices, we (un)consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or anti-racist is not about who you are; it is about what you do.

Here is expert and author Ibram X. Kendi describing anti-racism:

Interested in learning more? Here is a resource for optional further education:

  • Being Antiracist from the National Museum of African-American History & Culture

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