Am I Anti-Racist?
"...to be effective in anti-racism work, you must have examined yourself and thought long and hard about where you are coming from."
Training for Racial Equity and Inclusion: A Guide to Selected Programs
In 2019, the School Board unanimously voted to adopt the ACPS anti-racism policy. The policy was drafted by a group of student leaders and speaks to the steps that will be taken to eliminate racism in the division. As part of ACPS’ commitment to establish and sustain an equitable community that achieves the division’s equity mission to end the predictive value of race and ensure each individual student’s and staff’s success, we are committed to providing faculty and staff with the tools they need to understand and interrupt systemic racism. This document is one such tool.
An Anti-Racist is someone who practices identifying, challenging, and changing the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism (quoted from The Government Alliance on Race and Equity)
Able to recognize ones own privilege and name examples of racism.
Challenges and disrupts practices that perpetuate racism and maintain power.
A Lifelong Learner
Actively seeks new information and opportunities to grow in ones understanding about race and racism.
Works with others to learn about multiple perspectives and to build more equitable structures and practices.
- Cultural Appropriation
- Institutional Racism
- Internalized Oppression
- Internalized Sexism
- Reverse Racism
- Social Power
- White Privilege
- White Supremacy