The Terms We Use

Antiracist Education

According to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “Antiracist education is a theory of learning and action to help us do the important work of dismantling racism in schools. It explicitly highlights, critiques, and challenges institutional racism. It addresses how racist beliefs and ideologies structure one-on-one interactions and personal relationships. It examines and challenges how institutions support and maintain disadvantages and advantages along racial lines.” CARE expands on this definition by examining how curriculum materials support or counter racism.

Anti-Colonial Education

Teaching that responds to and challenges colonial legacies and ideologies, includes Indigenous perspectives, and promotes pedagogy that affirms Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty.


In North America, racism encompasses economic, political, social and institutional actions and beliefs that perpetuate an unequal distribution of privileges, resources, and power between white people and peoples of color.

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