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Anti-Racism Resources

At the College for Creative Studies, students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds are welcomed. We value the rich diversity amongst our community members and work collectively to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment for all CCS community members to grow, thrive and learn. 

We are committed to supporting our CCS community in the best way we can and continue to make strides toward advancing a more just, safe college environment.

Introductions & Definitions

SourceBeing Antiracist | National Museum of African American History and Culture

Anti-Racism:  Being antiracist is not only not being racist yourself, but continually fighting against racism.

Types of Racism

Individual Racism

    • Refers to the beliefs, attitudes, and actions of individuals that support or perpetuate racism in conscious and unconscious ways. The U.S. cultural narrative about racism typically focuses on individual racism and fails to recognize systemic racism.

Interpersonal Racism

    • Occurs between individuals. These are public expressions of racism, often involving slurs, biases, or hateful words or actions.

Institutional Racism

    • Occurs in an organization. These are discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over people of color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. These institutional policies often never mention any racial group, but the intent is to create advantages.

Systemic Racism

    • The overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to white people resulting in disadvantages to people of color.

Source Being Antiracist | National Museum of African American History and Culture 


Anti-Racism Resource Guide

The Anti-Racism Resource Guide provides resources on dismantling the systems of power, privilege and oppression.  This guide focuses on resource sharing, allyship and advocacy for BIPOC community perspectives and concerns. Recognizing CCS’ diverse community, it is vitally important to educate oneself and continue to create tangible steps to support a safe and inclusive campus.

Note – Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other resources available.

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