- Getting Started
- Articles and Web Resources
- Oregon-Specific Resources
- Support for BIPOC
- Antiracism in STEM
Common Terms Defined
BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, & People of Color
BLM: Black Lives Matter
POC: People/Person of Color
WOC: Women/Woman of Color
Ally: "A member of an oppressor group who works to end a form of oppression which gives him or her privilege. Allyship is a process and involves a lot of listening. Sometimes, people say ‘doing ally work’ or ‘acting in solidarity’ with reference to the fact that ‘ally’ is not an identity but an ongoing and lifelong process that involves a lot of work." Anti-Racism Digital Library glossary
Racial Equity: "Racial equity is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. When we use the term, we are thinking about racial equity as one part of racial justice, and thus we also include work to address root causes of inequities not just their manifestation. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them." Center for Assessment and Policy Development
White Privilege: "Having greater access to power and resources than people of color [in the same situation] do.” Francis E. Kendall. Also see this article from Teaching Tolerance for a more comprehensive definition.
White Supremacy: White Supremacy – “White supremacy is an ideology, a paradigm, an institutional system, and a worldview that you have been born into by virtue of your white privilege…. [T]he historic and modern legislating, societal conditioning, and systemic institutionalizing of the construction of whiteness as inherently superior to people of other races.” – Layla F. Saad
Using This Guide
This guide is intended to be a starting point for locating resources to learn about, reflect on, and act in support of antiracism and racial equity.
We welcome suggestions and feedback from our PCC community.
What is Antiracism?
What is Antiracism?
"Anti-Racism is defined as the work of actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life. Anti-racism tends to be an individualized approach and set up in opposition to individual racist behaviors and impacts." -- Race Forward
"An anti-racist is someone who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing antiracist ideas. This includes the expression or ideas that racial groups are equals and do not need developing, and supporting policies that reduce racial inequity." -- Ibram X. Kendi
"In a racist society, it is not enough to be non racist. We must be antiracist." -- Angela Davis
Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
- Talking About Race: Being AntiracistFrom the National Museum of African American History and Culture's "Talking About Race" website. "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."
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