Overcoming Racism

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About Overcoming Racism

Overcoming Racism seeks to build a more just and equitable society by supporting institutions envision and actualize anti-racist change . With a newly expanded focus on resources for activists, organizers and educators, Overcoming Racism equips people with the tools to build culturally responsive communities, and promote the development of the next generation of anti-racist agents of change.

This  organization was founded with the goal of ending racism in Education. We work with schools and districts in more than half of the states in the U.S However if we are to rise to the importance of this moment it is critical that our educational materials reach a broader audience. 

Understanding what racism is, how it functions and how it is maintained is a lot like the skill of reading. The education system in the United States does not teach children about racism to the  racial literacy in this country is extremely low. Manning Marable once said,  “If racism was constructed, it can be undone. It can be undone if people understand when it was constructed, why it was constructed, how it functions, and how it is maintained.” Right now in this country we have movements against systemic racism that are well above the country's collective racial literacy. Ending white supremacy would have a net benefit on ALL people (who aren't billionaires) so 99.99% of people. 

We are going to use the funds raised here to create and distribute educational content that gets people to think critically about race. Content that challenges common misconceptions about the quest for freedom for black, indigenous and people of color in the United States. This content will be both educational and can be used as a tool to refute dissent, rather than arguing from a position of ignorance.

The first series is the #ORmoment 
 

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