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Antiracist Teaching

Antiracist teaching is based on the premise that racism in society has an impact on social and institutional processes such as teaching and learning. An instructor is engaged in antiracist teaching when she or he takes a deliberate stance against racism in the content, method, and all related dimensions of teaching. Racism is defined here as an institutionalized system of behaviors and beliefs that limit or advance groups of people based on their perceived or actual ancestry as reflected in skin color, texture of hair, shape of eyes, stature, and other racialized aspects of identity such as language, culture, religion, and geography. When teaching methods and materials perpetuate this system of advantage and disadvantage based on the social construct of “race,” that approach can be ...

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