It is not enough to not be racist. To make a difference you have to be an antiracist. If you are not actively working against racism, you are a racist. An antiracist understands where racist ideas come from and how racist policies affect equity. An antiracist does not accept any form of racism, overt or subtle. Armed with facts, the antiracist does not allow common stereotypes, misconceptions, or tropes to allow them to accept racist conclusions. Using all the tools at their disposal, an antiracist should keep fighting for a future of racial equality.
About the Author
Ibram X. Kendi is a professor, author, and historian. Well-known for his essays on race and discrimination, Kendi is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He founded the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University.