DISMANTLING ANTI-BLACK BIAS IN DEMOCRATIC WORKPLACES: A TOOLKIT

Resource provided from AORTA: ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE AND TRAINING ALLIANCE

When we participate in a democratic workplace or collective, we take on the incredible responsibility of shaping an institution — and we therefore have incredible power to resist the harmful cultures, practices, and policies that reinforce anti-Black racism in mainstream institutions. But the persistent messages that we receive about anti-Blackness can just as easily infiltrate our workplaces if we’re not dedicated to building a shared vision for collective liberation that centers Black liberation and self-determination.

Our goal in creating this packet is to equip democratic workplaces with tools to see and address anti-Black racism when it happens, as well as creating systems and practices that undermine anti-Black racism.

It is critical that we both welcome those new to understanding and resisting anti-Black racism, and honor the struggle of those who have been working toward Black liberation for generations

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HOW TO USE THIS PACKET

This packet is a learning guide that includes activities, resources, writings, and prompts for further reflection and growth. We invite you to use the various components in this packet for individual learning and development, as well as in your organizations, study groups, co-ops and workplaces. Tailoring activities and learnings to your specific group always helps ensure that you are engaged in the most relevant and effective work.