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Local 764 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: Day 3.

Posted on September 2, 2020

Welcome to Day 3! 

There is no such thing as being “not racist,” says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world — and replace it with love. (This virtual interview, hosted by TED’s current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and speaker development curator Cloe Shasha, was recorded June 9, 2020.)

Day 3:

The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi, Ted Talk (51 minutes)


One Response to “Local 764 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: Day 3.”

TheDLandrySeptember 2nd, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Kendi’s comments on tearing up diversity statements and instead making a workplace commitment to antiracism and to define; what a racist idea is, what an antiracist idea is, what a racist policy is, what an antiracist policy is… and to commit to an overall antiracist culture… very interesting to think about what that means in relation to the work that we all do.

How does that relate to 764 as an organization, to each individual job. How it is extrapolated between co-workers, between costumer and supervisor, between the wardrobe department as a hole to the rest of a production. How it applies to contracts and negotiating.

Obviously, we don’t operate in a traditional corporate setting, and I’m curious to think about about how we can bring this idea into what we do. Very interesting.

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