Growing as an Antiracist
Whether you’ve just discovered the work of dismantling racism or have been organizing for most of your life, there are ways to challenge yourself to grow. The following list of suggestions is based on the work of Dr. Emily Drew:
Find others to talk with and deepen your understanding. Racial identity caucusing with your team is a great tool for this.
Find other antiracist people to align yourselves with and learn from each other.
In order to develop capacity and resilience, sit in-and-with discomfort, but don’t get stuck in it.
Figure out how to apply the systemic analysis of racism within your sphere of influence.
Step out of your comfort zone and seek new opportunities to learn, e.g. community events, theater presentations, reading, etc.
Research your own ancestry and situate your own story in historical context.
Know “home” – find your way there, and welcome others home.
Follow news that includes an analysis of racism, e.g. Colorlines