Dear Anti-racist Abolitionist,
This packet is designed to be an orientation and onboarding to key topics around the subject of anti-racism. Institutional racism is a 400+ year old system and structure and impossible to fully comprehend with just the 2 hours of material provided. Thusly, this packet is to help you gain a general understanding of the principles of anti-racism. This is NOT a comprehensive learning, only a sampling. It is also important to note that much of this learning is centered on anti-blackness. The history of racism in this country (which affects all racially oppressed and targeted groups) stems from this country’s history of anti-blackness. To start to understand how to become anti-racist, one must have an understanding of anti-blackness, as much of the system of racism is built on anti-blackness ideology.
We hope this packet will inspire you to dive deeper into unpacking and relearning, so that you can support Round House in their endeavor to become more and more anti-racist.
Learning starts where knowledge ends.
We hope this information will lead you to anti-racist ideas and action.
The journey of this work for Round House will only move as fast the slowest absorber of this information moves. We hope that your learning will move at a pace that supports this organization and the people it desires to include.
Anti-racism is an ACT OF LOVE. We are showing love to people who have never been loved by this country.
We welcome you to do the work and be a part of the anti-racist community and initiatives.
--Michael J. Bobbitt