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Anti-Racism Resources: What is Anti-Racism?

This guide provides resources on anti-racism. It was developed in consultation with NSCC's Office of Human Rights and Equity Services.

Anti-Racism Defined

"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" (Racial Equity Tools, 2020).


Racial Equity Tools. (2020). Racial equity tools glossary.


Kendi, I. X. (2020, July 17). The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist [Video]. TED.

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world -- and replace it with love.