The Culture of Anti-Blackness


  • Understand how anti-Black ideas serve to perpetuate and normalize structural racism.
  • See how anti-blackness divides us and prevents us from building power together.
  • Explore where negative ideas about Black people come from in the United States, and in our Asian countries of origin.

Key Concepts: Race, blackness, chattel slavery, capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, colorism, caste, hegemony. Assumes participation in prior workshop: Making Race and Blackness in America.

*This is an excerpt from the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit. The toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power and their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation.  By highlighting the role of people’s resistance both past and present, the toolkit seeks to build hope and a commitment to political struggle.

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