The active and conscious effort to work against the multi-dimensional aspects of racism; undoing racism requires consistently identifying it, describing it and then dismantling it. Note: ‘anti-racist’ does not mean ‘non-racist.’ According to The National Museum of African American History and Culture, “No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making antiracist choices, we (un)consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, White-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or antiracist is not about who you are; it is about what you do.”


Adapted from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Robert J. Patterson