For many of us, engaging in anti-racist practice feels uncomfortable. This is because many have the privilege of being uninformed, staying out of the conversation, or keeping our distance from the issues, topics, and themes explored in this training. Talking about racism can be scary.
But it is not as scary or uncomfortable as experiencing racism, is it?
As you progress through this course you will cultivate your personal anti-racist practice. To do that, we must begin from an understanding that racism is a collective, societal problem. We are all responsible for unlearning, and dismantling racism.
Most of us, are not taught about racism. Unfortunately, the less we know about it, the more likely we are to be passive bystanders who are unaware, uninformed, or under-equipped to disrupt the harm and oppression of racism. We may not even know what racism really looks like.
This course aims to help you get a clear sense of what racism and anti-racism look like.