A Simple Introduction to Antiracism

It’s no longer enough to say you’re not racist

Now, you’re expected to be Anti Racist

But does it mean and where do you even start?

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about Anti Racism 

In todays show we discuss several things including:

  • The Campaign I’m supporting that challenges stereotypes
  • The obligation of Antiracism
  • Why people will change the meaning of Antiracist
  • Why we are all engaged with racist polices and  much more 

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

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”

SHOW NOTES 

Centre for Anti Racist Research

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre  

How To Be an Antiracist 

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