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How can we move toward becoming anti-racist?

Listen.

Listen deeply to what the voices in your community share, especially when their experiences are different from yours. Listen without judgment, and without becoming defensive.

Learn.

Find a few antiracism educators to learn from. When you find one or two that resonate with you, follow their programs the way they intend you to and learn from them. Learn about the history of systemic racism and its impact on society today.

Take Action.

Then, take action. To change the inequality that is deeply embedded within our systems, we must consciously choose to take action to change how these systems operate. Recognize that this is work in progress and you will likely make mistakes. Don’t let the fear of making a mistake be an excuse for inaction.

 

TAKING ACTION                                                                                                        

 

BOOKS, ARTICLES & BLOGS                                                                                   

  • Resources   
    • A not-at-all-comprehensive list of resources for Black freelancers
    • RacismReview: RacismReview is intended to provide a credible and reliable source of information for journalists, students and members of the general public who are seeking solid evidence-based research and analysis of “race,” racism, ethnicity, and immigration issues. 
    • The Marshall Project: A nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom covering America’s criminal justice system. 
    • Atlanta Black Star: daily Black news and information for and about African-Americans, the Diaspora, and the world.  
    • The Root: Black News, Opinions, Politics and Culture. 
    • Colorlines: A daily news site featuring investigative reporting and news analysis from the perspective of communities of color.   
    • Judaism and Race: A site that asks, “How do we expand our image of Jews to include people of color, and how should Jews deal with systemic racism in America?” 

VIDEOS, PODCASTS, TED TALKS                                                                            

 

TRAINING                                                                                                           

  • The [email protected] Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege    
    This workshop is organized as an activity where the majority of the outcomes are learned from the experiences and knowledge of the individuals participating rather than a teacher/student relationship.

  • Course offered by Sandra Kim: Healing from Internalized Whiteness 
    Online training, which is for white allies wanting to do the inner work necessary to show up for racial justice.

  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian
    Newly launched portal on Talking About Race includes a toolkit for taking action to end racial inequities in our daily lives. It outlines how we all have a role to play, how being antiracist is different for white people than for people of color, that all racial groups struggle under white supremacy, and for everyone it is an ongoing practice and process.

  • Is Everyone Really Equal?, Ozlem Sensory & Robin DiAngelo
    This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, this comprehensive resource includes many new features such as discussion of contemporary activism. The text includes many user-friendly features, examples, and vignettes to not just define but illustrate key concepts.

  • Harvard Implicit Bias Test
    The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. 

  • Racial Equity Tools
    Offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.    

  • Human Rights Approach to Social Justice

    To strengthen the capacity to use human rights to combat entrenched poverty, discrimination, and injustice, The Advocates for Human Rights developed a training and accompanying manual entitled Discover Human Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice. This manual, intended for social justice advocates, provides concrete steps for integrating international human rights principles into their work.