Today we take a look at what it means to be anti-racist and how we can take actionable steps to become anti-racist. Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes.

The term "anti-racist" has attracted considerable attention recently, due in large part to Ibram X. Kendi's book How to Be an Antiracist, which is currently sold out nearly everywhere. The following challenge activities are great for diving into this framework.
Watch this quick video touching on the difference between being non-racist vs. anti-racist, and supplement it by reading this short article which provides an overview of the concept by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre.
Check out this Q&A with Layla F. Saad, author of Me and White Supremacy, touching on what she, as a Black woman who has been doing anti-racist work for years, thinks of the recent mass recognition of the anti-racism framework, as well as her hopes for the future.
Listen to the podcast "Unlocking Us with Brené Brown" featuring Ibram X. Kendi, which discusses racial disparities, policy, equality, and his approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality from his book How to Be an Antiracist.
  • If you haven't already, download your 21-Day Challenge Reflection Journal to process.
  • Join our Private Facebook Group where you can engage with other challenge participants!
  • Share your participation on social media with this special graphic and the hashtag #YWCAEquityChallenge
  • Apply our custom Facebook Frame to your profile, which you can see a mockup of here.
  • If you're a group lead and didn't see your Group Toolkit, check your email from Thursday. If you signed up since then, we'll send the toolkit as soon as possible.
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