We are in the thick of a racial injustice crisis, and anti-racism and allyship have taken center stage in many of our newsfeeds and daily conversations.
In the midst of this, so many people are saying that they want to interrupt racism and that they care about fighting for social justice, but despite these great intentions, they don’t shift their behavior or they do so minimally, which can be an example of performative allyship.
Given the surge of this discourse, you may have heard this language: You’re either racist or you’re anti-racist.
This concept is a driving insight from Ibram X. Kendi’s excellent book How to Be an Antiracist where he writes, “One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist.”
While it may be hard to hear that you’re either racist or anti-racist and there is no in-between, it’s so important to understand what this concept actually means. And so in this video, I share the difference between racism and anti-racism and what you must start doing if you want to contribute to the fight against racism.
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