Anti Racism Writing A Statement

Writing an Anti-racism Statement

An anti-racism statement is a touchstone in our efforts to create diverse, inclusive and respectful organizations where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate. It requires us to take a purposeful approach and commits us to meaningful action against racism and discrimination.

This statement must be more than window-dressing. It must be thoughtful, sincere and action-oriented. Here is a framework for writing your anti-racism statement:

  • Acknowledge that systemic racism exists.
  • Issue a call to action for your organization.
  • State the specific steps you will take to eliminate racism.
  • Outline how you will be accountable for implementing your plan and achieving results.

Example:

You may wish to use the COCA Anti-Racism Statement as a template that you can modify to suit your organization.