“The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ What’s the difference? One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist or racial equality as an anti-racist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an anti-racist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of ‘not racist.’” ― Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
One of the things you can do to enact change is to read and educate yourself on the issues happening in this country. Read Against Racism is a booklist that recommends items we have within Shasta Public Libraries that will educate, enlighten, and teach how to be anti-racist. We welcome your recommendations and encourage you to make suggestions about future additions to this collection.