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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.

Anti-Racism: New Books & eBooks

Current material on anti-racism in both print and digital formats encompasses a wide range of diverse voices and perspectives aimed at addressing systemic injustices and promoting racial equality.

Collection is continuously updated.

Podcast: Inclusion and Racial Equality in a Canadian College System with Dr. Manju Varma

MacDonald. K. (Host). (2023, April 3). Inclusion and racial equality in a Canadian college system with Dr. Manju Varma (No. 62) [Audio podcast episode]. In Psych Health and Safety Podcast Canada.


Dr. Manju Varma is a nationally recognized expert in anti-discrimination.  Psych Health & Safety Podcast Canada host, Kim MacDonald and Dr. Varma talk about her path from school teacher to anti-racism, human rights work and equity, inclusion and diversity specialist. She shares the challenges and opportunities in the work and offers advice on how to create workplace and classroom psychological health and safety, protection from harms to mental health, and the important role education and communications play in managing issues of equity, inclusion, fairness and safety.

Live Captions for Podcosts

Cridland, J. (2023, May15). How to get live captions for every podcast you listen to - on whatever app.


Seattle Channel. (2018, June 28). Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility' [Video]. YouTube.

University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.

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.