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

Background

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.

What does it mean to be an Anti-Racist?

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)

Characteristics/Roles of an Anti-Racist

Self Aware

Able to recognize ones own privilege and name examples of racism.

An Upstander

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.

Collaborative

Works with others to learn about multiple perspectives and to build more equitable structures and practices.

Common FAQs

Anti-Racism Definitions from a Human Rights Framework

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