It is not enough to be not racist, we must be actively anti-racist. We all have internalized racism and anti-blackness. And now, to realize our shared humanity, we must do the work to learn and unlearn. This requires reflection on how your power and privilege shows up every day. Examine inequities in our communities, institutions and the racist policies that keep those inequities in place. Depending on where folx are in their understanding of their own racial identity, this learning and unlearning can be uncomfortable. That is normal and we must lean into that discomfort. It truly takes practice and requires an ongoing effort. We must come back to this work every day.
Now is the time for solidarity in fighting systems of gender equity and also in explicitly calling for an end to the intersectional, destructive and divisive systems of racism and oppression.
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Anti-Racism Resources in Spanish
- An Antiracist Reading List via The New York Times
- ‘Not Racist’ Is Not Enough via NPR
- Condemn colorism via Anti-Racism Daily
- Let’s Talk About Anti-Blackness via YES! Magazine
- Are your kids too young to talk about race?
- Support and Connect with Local Organizations Led by People of Color