“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. Wells

Ignorance is a privilege.

If you have the option to disconnect from conversations about anti-Black racism or to “take a break” from learning about systemic oppression, it means anti-Black racism doesn’t affect you directly. It means, well, you’re not Black.

Anti-Black racism seeps into every facet of global culture, and it has for hundreds of years. This unrelenting persecution is traumatic—to dismantle racism, we must address the emotional wounds it produces.

IGNITE’s Anti-Black Racism Roundtable video series was created in partnership with Humber College’s Black Academic Success and Engagement centre (the BASE) and the Humber Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity (CHRED) to help Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber students tackle anti-Black racism within our community.

In previous episodes, your Lakeshore campus Student Engagement Coordinator Erika, moderator Neil Price, and panellists Nupol Kiazolu, Anthony N. Morgan, Keosha Love, and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi have explored:

Today, they’re discussing how to heal racial trauma and how non-Black people can be productive allies.

Take a look:

Episode 5: Healing From The Trauma

Episode 6: What It Means to Be An Ally

Thanks for tuning in. Be sure to come back next time, when we’ll be discussing how to be an anti-racist and the future of research on anti-Black racism.


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