Racial Justice 101's

101’s serve as an introduction to complex subjects. Racial justice is the outcome of multiple diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Pursuing authentic racial justice requires a keen understanding of what racial justice is, what racial justice work involves, and it is different or connects to other concepts such as social justice.

Racial Justice 101s introduce the basic principles and concepts related to racial justice. 101’s serve as a precursor to other racial justice trainings or the Racial Justice Certification Program.

Racial Justice 101: Introduction to Racial Justice
Racial justice is defined as maintenance of policies, procedures, norms, and practices that promote racial justice. The term racial justice is often used interchangeably with other diversity, equity, or inclusion activities; however, racial justice is the outcome of multiple equity initiatives. Often confused with antiracism, antiracism is a process that leads to racial equity that advances and supports racial justice. While these terms are used interchangeably, each describe a separate process, output, or outcome. This session introduces participants to racial justice and how racial justice serves as a long-term outcome that promotes and sustains racial equity.

Antiracism 101: Introduction to Antiracism
Antiracism describes the process of identifying and addressing policies, practices, norms, structures, and systems that maintain oppressive barriers for historically minoritized and marginalized individuals and communities. Antiracism works to achieve racial equity, racial justice, and social justice. This session focuses on distinguishing antiracism from other diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); while building on DEI initiatives to achieve racial and social justice goals.

Racial Equity 101: Introduction to Racial Equity
Racial equity is an output of authentic diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives. Racial equity describes the equitable provision of resources and opportunities for all individuals and communities. These resources and opportunities are not predicated by race, racial beliefs, or racial ideologies. This session guides participants on the difference between antiracism, racial equity, and racial justice with a focus on hot to achieve and maintain racial equity.

Systemic and Institutional Racism 101: Introduction to S&IR
Demands for antiracism and racial justice have focused on the elimination of systemic and institutional racism. The two terms are often used interchangeably; however, one focuses on systems and processes, while the other focuses on racism that has been institutionalized within education, law, healthcare, the workforce, and religion (institutions). This session provides clarity on systemic and institutional racism as well as guides participants to understand how addressing systemic and institutional racism contributes to racial justice. This session will also focus on how systemic and institutional manifested in institutions and communities and maintained through policies, laws, norms, traditions, and other acts.

Social Justice 101: Introduction to Social Justice
Social justice describes the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities. Social justice is guided by four principles: justice, equity, access, participation, and rights. Institutions assign and control rights, access, equity, and participation; therefore, it is important to understand how the work towards racial justice also includes social justice. COVID 19 coupled with the deaths of Black men and women, has highlighted not only racial injustices, but social injustices. This session will inform participants on calls for social justice, allyship, activism, and how social and racial justice address many of the same societal issues many marginalized populations face.