“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.” This process involves examining and challenging societal structures AND individual biases/beliefs that uphold racism and its power imbalances.

– NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global  Solidarity and  (CARED Collective Glossary – in Folder)

Related terms

Acceptance, Affirmative Action, Ally, Anti-Racist Education, Appropriation, Assimilation, BIPOC, Black Lives Matter, Cultural Racism, Cultural Values, Dominant Culture, Employment Equity, Ethnicity, Ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, People of Color, Racial Prejudice, Race, Racialization, Racial and Ethnic Identity, Racism, Reverse Racism, Stereotyping, Systemic/Institutional Racism, White Fragility, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Xenophobia

CARED Collective Glossary – in Folder

Color-evasiveness – The notion that there are no differences between people of different races, which tends to mask the existence of discrimination and privilege. Using the term color-evasiveness as opposed to color-blindness recognizes the “active evasion involved in people’s refusing to discuss race in the face of racial inequalities”

Annamma, S. A., Connor, D. J., & Ferri, B. A. (2016a). A truncated genealogy of DisCrit. In D. J. Connor, B. A. Ferri, & S. A. Annamma (Eds.), DisCrit: Disability studies and critical race theory in education(pp. 1–8). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Minoritized – A verb that more accurately represents the stigmas and prejudices faced by a person/group of people. The person is minoritized because of “circumstances outside of his or her control” that center around issues of racism, ableism, and presumptions of their overall competency.

Tokenism: “the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of sexual or racial equality within a workforce.”

Quick Start

Foundational concepts in anti-racist work

Level 2 – Self assessment

Robin DiAngelo’s website (author of White Fragility)

Dealing with racism as healthcare professionals – personal narratives

Minority vs. minoritized: Why the noun just doesn’t cut it

Tokenism vs. Inclusion

White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack

Perpetuation of white saviorism

White saviorism vs. allyship


Cartoon Network short on being anti-racist

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Short video conversations with Emmanuel Acho

Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice – TedTalk with Megan Ming Francis

50 Years of Racism: Why Silence Isn’t the Answer – TedTalk with James A. White, Sr.


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