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Defining Racial Justice Terms: Antiracist

YWCA Central Carolinas has proudly done Racial Justice & Advocacy work in the Charlotte community for 119 years and counting. With our programs, events, and advocacy there’s a lot of terminology thrown around and we want to make sure that all YWCA supporters know what they mean.

Today’s term is antiracist, which is an individual that actively works to oppose racism by advocating for changes in political, economic and social life. Antiracism tends to be an individualized approach and set up in opposition to individual racist behaviors and impacts. 

Our recommended reading to better understand this term is Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist. YWCA will be discussing this memoir on May 20, 2021 and would love to have you join us for our virtual book club discussion! Individuals can register for free here.