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Systemic Racism

What is Anti-Racism?


To be anti-racist is to, "[oppose] racism/white supremacy in all forms  even the racism that exists  within  you  and  the  forms  you  perpetuate  with  your  behaviors," and to "[identify]  the root  causes  of   racism  and  putting  an  end  to  them" (p. 3).

What's on This Page?

In the boxes below, you will find more information on anti-racism work. First, there is a list of relevant subjects relating to anti-racism that will help you search for content. There is also a box with examples of videos, going over the basics of anti-racism. This page also links to some documentaries Milner has that give even more detail on issues relating to anti-racism.

Issues By Topic:

This page also has several subpages, organized by specific issues relating to anti-racism activism. Click on one of these links to learn more about each issue:

Introductory Issues: Activism, Advocacy, Allyship, Anti-Ableism, Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Racism, Cultural Competence, Diversity, Health Equity, Inclusion, Intersectionality, Feminism, Gay, Gender Affirming, Performative Allyship, Privilege, Queer, Racial Justice, Restorative Justice, Social Psychology, Teacher Education, Transgender, White Privilege

Video Clips

Source: The Advocate. (2018, January 25). What is Intersectionality? YouTube.

Source: PBS Digital Studios. (2020, July 7). Above the Noise: Understanding Anti-Racism.[Video].

Source: Waterstones. (2019, August 19).  How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. YouTube.

Source: MTV Impact. 2016, Jan. 13. Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry? [Video].


Source: Jezebel. (2020, February 22). Turn Performative Wokeness Into Allyship. YouTube.

Source: Paul Scanlon. (2020, June 23). I interrupted a racist joke [Video]. YouTube.

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