Anti-Racism and Anti-Hate Project Report
A bold commitment to ending , and violence has been echoed across BC PSIs in the statements made by senior leadership and widely supported across many sectors. Given the growing recognition that AR and AH approaches move from what was once perceived as isolated incidents that occurred at an individual level to a conscious understanding that racism and hate permeates across micro, macro and systemic levels, strengthening how they can be used as offerings to systemic solutions is necessary. This environmental scan underscores the need for public commitments to be supported with actionable and widely accessible resources to ensure learning environments are inclusive of all participants’ ability to flourish with a sense of safety, connection and community.
Is a set of mistaken assumptions, opinions and actions that is based on a belief that one group of people characterized by a specific colour of skin or shared ancestry is inherently superior to another. Expressed as jokes, slurs, hate speech or actions, racism is deeply rooted in entrenched institutions, systems, policies, programs, practices and attitudes. (3) (8)
Refers to behaviours, actions or words that can be offensive and hurtful and leave the targeted group/person feeling traumatized, excluded, unsafe, uncomfortable and sad. (1)