Sunday, September 19, 2021

WATCH: Black People Explain the Difference Between Being ‘Not Racist’ and ‘Antiracist’

Jason Reynolds, author of All American Boys
Jason Reynolds, author of All American Boys

*As the world continues its racial reckoning in the wake of George Floyd’s horrific murder, many white people are examining or reexamining their own complicity in white supremacy, and are beginning to understand that not being racist is just not enough.

To truly be an ally, being “antiracist” is the goal, and the term is beautifully explained in a video posted this week by CBS News. They’ve assembled an array of Black authors, bloggers and podcast hosts to break down the difference.

Some even offer incredibly spot-on analogies to elucidate the concept of “antiracist” for our white brothers and sisters, including the bunt in baseball, being jumped and babies naturally picking up the language spoken in their homes.

Watch below:

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