Welcome to “Anti-Racism for Beginners,” thank you for joining us. For a full course description and information, please check the Materials tab above. The lessons were filmed in July – October 2020.

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Anti Racim for Beginners Instructors


Whether you are new to the idea of anti-racist work or you just want to learn more, this class is a space to grow.

Each of the 14 sessions is designed for beginners and covers the history and realities of racism in the United States, as well as the impact of racism on contemporary issues like housing, education, medicine, criminal justice, and nutrition. Instructors will explain and explore crucial concepts like privilege and intersectionality.

Finally, the course will discuss ways everyone can become better anti-racist allies and advocates. This is a meaningful and substantial curriculum that we are proud to offer to all participants at no cost.




Anti Racim for Beginners Instructors

  • Tychelle Graham, social worker, anti-racist educator
  • Silas Morgan, professor of religion
  • Melody Stanford Martin, author, social ethicist


  1. Grow in awareness of the realities of racism
  2. Gain knowledge of the history and construction of systemic racism
  3. Decenter white normativity, contextualize social locations
  4. Understand the role of core beliefs and language
  5. Learn tools for critical dialogue and self-education on the path to being a better advocate


# Section Theme/topic
1 Intro What is racism? An introduction to this course
2 History History of racism: 1600's - pre-Civil Rights
3 Issues Where is racism in our economy, housing, and education?
4 Issues Where is racism in our justice system?
5 Issues Where is racism in our food, nutrition, and medicine?
6 Concepts How does racism operate inside core beliefs and stereotypes?
7 History History of racism: Civil Rights - today
8 Concepts What is whiteness?
9 Concepts What is intersectionality?
10 Concepts What is privilege?
11 Concepts What are the "masks of domination" (fragility, benevolence, othering, tokenizing, gaslighting, anonymity)?
12 Concepts What is generational trauma?
13 Action What is anti-racist work
14 Action What is an ally? What is an advocate? What is an accomplice?


Assignments are optional and self-directed. There is no grading.