Anti-Racism Tool Kit

Welcome to MACAC’s Anti-Racism community resources! Through MACAC’s strategic plan, we are committed to racial justice & anti-racist transformation in order to become a catalyst of change among our member institutions and general community. We aim to intentionally provide educational resources that can support college professionals through this journey and bring awareness to racist policies and practices that afflict BIPOC and other historically marginalized identities. To read MACAC’s strategic plan click here.

Acknowledging that racism is embedded in almost every aspect of our daily lives (public and private), we have curated tools, articles, books, workbooks, podcasts, and videos that not only address college admissions and the workplace. Anti-racism education can be incorporated into every aspect of our daily lives.

Before you start this process, we invite you to analyze how white supremacy and racist systems of oppression affect you. If you are new to this journey, we encourage you to start with the resources below:

For a cohesive glossary of terms that you will encounter throughout these resources, please visit Racial Equity Tools Glossary.

If you have any input, questions, or concerns, please email: arc@mn-acac.org.

The Anti-Racist Organization

As part of MACAC’s strategic plan, we are committed to transforming and changing our organizational practices & policies in order to become a catalyst and lift up consciousness around issues that affect admissions professionals in the workplace as it relates to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality/religion, among other identity markers. Below you will find a collection of tools and readings to start the conversation!

College Admission and Antiracism Practices

These are resources specific to higher education & access, admission policies and practices, all under the perspective of anti-racism and equity lens.

Readings for the Workplace & Tools to Start
an Antiracist Book Club in your Organization

These are recommended initial readings and facilitator guides to begin a book club in the workplace.

Children's Readings & Tools for Parents and Caregivers

We believe that this anti-racist commitment starts at home. This section is dedicated to helping educators, families, allies and so forth to guide children in this journey.

Whiteness & Resources for White Allies

This area is comprised of useful information for white folx who wish to start working towards allyship or furthering their allyship into an accomplice or co-conspirator.

Supporting BIPOC Professionals

This section provides basic literature and videos to guide the conversation around hiring practices in the workplace and implications for supporting recently hired BIPOC and/or first-generation professionals.

Self-Care

From guided meditation to survival strategies for BIPOC administrators, below you will find suggested resources to promote self-care.

Religion, Spirituality, & Racism

We understand that not all education is secular and many of our institutions are grounded in Christian theology. However, Christianity in America has been tied to a lot of racism and racist theological beliefs. This is not a history to run from but understand.

White Too Long by Robert Jones

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America 1915-1930 by Kelly J. Baker

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings

The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race by Rebecca Anne Goetz

Inclusive Language

As described by Maysa Akbar (Chief Diversity Officer of the American Psychological Association), language is a “powerful tool that can draw us closer together or drive us further apart.[...] The words we use are key to creating psychologically safe, inclusive, respectful and welcoming environments”. Here we propose some basic guidelines to start your search for the use of inclusive language in any setting.

About Asian Hate

Recommended readings as it relates to the myth of the model minority, college access and Asian hate.

LGBTQIA+

Resources specific to intersectionality between race, gender, gender expression and sex. The last one is a robust list of student-centered resources for counselors.

Anti-Racism in Education

Here are other anti-racist toolkits with a wealth of resources.

Anti-Racism Committee

Are you interested in learning more about the Anti-Racism Committee?

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