What is Anti-Racism?
“Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.” – NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity
Racism takes several forms: Individual (beliefs, attitudes, actions), Interpersonal (biases and hateful words/actions), Institutional (discriminatory treatment, biased practices/policies), and Structural (racial bias across institutions and society).
Similar to racism, anti-racism isn’t about who you are, but about what you do. When you become actively conscious about race and racism, you can take actions to end racial inequity. It is ownership in the fact that racism is everyone’s problem and that you’ve actively chosen to do something about it.
Wondering where to start in your journey towards anti-racism? Check out our reading list for our top anti-racism books. Or visit any of these sites for anti-racism resources, training, or how to get involved in the anti-racism movement.