The Foundations series provides information on the concepts that are needed to begin to understand racism, its formation, its influence, and its manifestations. The lessons in this series define key terms, ideologies, and concepts that form the foundations and origins of racism. The vocabulary that is defined in this series serve as a prerequisite to each subsequent lesson, and are necessary in order to understand present-day issues. Begin here, as each lesson that follows elaborates on the information in this series.
As with every lesson, each page is meant to serve as a starting point for the necessary work we must do if we want to effectively dismantle systems of racism. The resources listed here alone, will not make you an expert. For meaningful and effective change we must continually deepen our awareness: utilize other sources to build competence, seek resources for guidance on how to be effective in anti-racism work, and stay informed on the issues that continue to affect Black, Brown, Indigenous, and people of color.
Use these links or the sidebar navigation to explore the lessons in this series: