Being anti-racist is simple, though we know it won’t be easy. It’s simple because it means that wherever and whenever we experience or witness racism, we will address and confront it appropriately. In other words, we will not idly stand by while thinking “this is wrong”.
It’s not easy because it means having important conversations that are likely to be awkward, difficult and uncomfortable and that’s OK because as human performance experts, we know that growth often requires discomfort. We also know that any discomfort we might feel is nothing compared to the pain and stunted growth caused by racism.
Racism takes many forms and we will stand against them all, though we have also taken the decision to focus our initial efforts towards opposing racism that is directed at, supports or condones:
- Racism aimed at those of us with Black, Asian or non-European heritage