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Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression

This guide aims to provide information to support your reflective and teaching practices about the Black Lives Matter movement and other anti-racism and anti-oppression resources.

Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression

This guide aims to provide information to support your reflective and teaching practices about the Black Lives Matter movement and other anti-racism and anti-oppression resources. This library guide is a starting point to information that has curated links to books, articles, films, videos, and other multimedia resources that are currently available via the library. It is by no means an exhaustive guide; it will continue to change and be added to. If you would like to suggest a title, please email us at askref@uvic.ca

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible

Equity and Human Rights at UVic

Becoming antiracist

This is a chart that provides examples of becoming anti-racist and some of the reactions that people have when they are in the fear zone, the learning zone, and the growth zone of their anti-racism journey. In the fear zone, people may deny that racism is a problem, avoid hard questions, strive to be comfortable, and talk to others who look and think in the same or familiar ways. In the learning zone, people may recognize racism is a present and current problem, seek out questions that make them uncomfortable, understand their own privilege in ignoring racism, educate themselves about race and structural racism, become vulnerable about biases and knowledge gaps, and listen to others who think and look differently. In the growth zone, people may identify how they may unknowingly benefit from racism, promote and advocate for policies and leaders that are anti-racist, sit with discomfort, speak out when they see racism in action, educate peers about how racism harms the profession, not let mistakes deter them from being better, yield positions of power to otherwise marginalized, and surround themselves with others who think and look differently than themselves.

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