Work to become antiracist

Some notes to remember

  • Racist by design white by default
  • Reflect and rebound
  • Get over your feelings.
  • Intention without strategy is chaos
  • When the tables are overturned who do they land on?
  • Believe in harm reduction.
  • Dialogue is focused on understanding not providing proof
  • Antiracist is the standard

Strategy Basics

  • Codes of conduct
  • Execution and enforcement
  • Apologizing and making amends
  • Get comfortable living in the gray
  • It's not about my feelings. It's not about me.
  • Make an effort to understand what is being said.
  • It's not about your intention, it's about your impact
  • Don't make it about yourself
  • Receive the gift of feedback.

  • Lack of inclusion is a risk management issue

  • Prioritize the most vulnerable

The closest an individual is to whiteness [the default] the greater...

  • their access to privilege
  • their ability to determine and set the status quo
  • the chances of being extended the benefit of the doubt
  • their feelings are prioritized
  • the impact of their behavior is evaluated from an ”assume positive intent” perspective
  • the expectation of being treated with compassion and empathy
  • Stop looking for simple solutions to complex problems
  • Look for patterns
  • Equity over equality
  • Impact over intention
  • Question everything that you've been told/taught about yourself and your world


  1. #BlackInAstro: How Can We Support Black Astronomers?
  2. White by Law
  3. In 1967, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King spoke about the "new phase" of the struggle for "genuine equality" 11 months before he was assassinated.
  4. Brazil in Black and White
  5. Brazil In Black And White: Update
  6. Twenty-First Century Blackface
  7. Dismantling White Supremacy And The 5 Stages of Grief
  8. How Can We Win
  9. The Door to Systemic Change is Open. Why Now?

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