What is Anti-Racism?

Anti-racism means acknowledging that racist beliefs and structures exist in all of our lives and then actively doing work to dismantle those beliefs and structures.

Anti-Racism Education and Media

Education is at the center of equity. Understanding and listening to the experiences of those who experience discrimination in their daily life is a key principle to building safe, welcoming communities and evolving as individuals. Below you will find a suggested variety of anti-racism articles and media from both scholarly and first-hand sources.

If these books are sold out, you can purchase audio and ebooks at any time.

Start your journey with these books:

  1. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad
  2. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
  3. So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
  4. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

 

More Books to Read:

  1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
  2. How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  3. Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Women, Race, & Class, by Angela Davis
  5. The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, by Grace Lee Boggs
  6. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century, by Dorothy Roberts
  7. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm x and Alex Haley
  9. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  10. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
  11. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  12. My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
  13. Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, by Mumia Abu-Jamal
  14. The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
  15. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, Michael Eric Dyson
  16. Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, by Ruth King
  17. Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School, edited by Mica Pollock

On the subject of race, racial history, and race relations:

On the subject of people of color in areas of study:

  • Innervation: Drawing from the wisdom of 100 Women in STEM and Science to tackle subjects that hold us back from being our best selves. Hosted by Dr. Shini Somara.
  • Balanced Black Girl: Balanced Black Girl is a top-rated health podcast and digital platform connecting our community to Black women health and self-improvement experts.
  • Feed Me the Facts: A curated list topics for dietetics students, interns and professionals of color- wherever you are along your education and career pathway.

California Community College Equity Leadership Alliance

Moreno Valley College has joined with 60+ institutions to participate in the California Community College Equity Leadership Alliance hosted by the University of Southern California Race & Equity Center.

Over the course of a full year, a team of MVC students, faculty and staff will explore a range of topics to develop a deep expertise on issues of racial inclusion and equity.

These monthly eConvenings will offer four-hour learning modules will be led by expert instructors who are well respected leaders of national higher education associations, highly-cited professors who study race relations and people of color, chief diversity officers and other experienced administrators, and specialists from the USC Race and Equity Center.

Our participation in the Alliance provides an opportunity for 5 attendees at each of the 12 monthly eConvenings. Five MVC participants will attend each monthly eConvening based on the topic to be addressed. Our teams will learn about strategies and practical approaches and return to work with shareable tools and resources. After each eConvening, there will be a full group digest and preparation of actionable goals.

In addition to the training session, MVC will benefit from access to a virtual equity resource portal for all employees 24/7.

Our campus will also participate in three campus climate surveys one administered to students, another to all levels of staff and a final one to faculty. We will receive our institutional data as well as comparison data from participating institutions.

The student survey will assess belonging and inclusion, the frequency and depth of cross-cultural interactions, students' appraisals of institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, and other related topics. The workplace surveys will assess topics like employees' perceptions of equitable opportunities for promotion and advancement; sense of belonging; how different groups of employees differently experience the workplace environment; employees' encounters with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other –isms at work; employee satisfaction with the College's responses to reports of abuse, unfair treatment, and climate problems; and appraisals of the College's commitment to equity.

Anti-Racism Organizations

 

 

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