A Simple Introduction to Antiracism

It’s no longer enough to say you’re not racist, now, you’re expected to be Anti Racist

Find out what this means and where do you even start?

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • The Campaign I’m supporting that challenges stereotypes
  • The obligation of Antiracism
  • Why people will change the meaning of Antiracist

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Antiracism is focused on policies not people

“Being anti racist isn’t just about challenging individual behaviours, it’s about challenging the system. What system? The system of advantage that provides benefits and privileges subject to your race It’s about challenging the policies, procedures, rule and norms”

Antiracism is an active process

“being racist can be passive but to be anti racist is active. It’s clear to me that being anti racist is a process, it means recognising policies that create inequality based on race and challenging them”

Antiracism forces us to admit when we’re being racist 

“being antiracist means we have to admit when we’re being racist, this is useful because it moves us away from thinking of being racist as an absolute term that applies at all times”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

Centre for Anti Racist Research

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre  

How To Be an Antiracist 

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