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The phrase "racial justice" may be adequately defined as the proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes and action that produce equitable power, access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes for all. (Source: Race Forward Race Reporting Guide) In the context of this library guide, racial justice also refers to the purpose and efforts of the organizations, writers, and advocates in promoting the above goals.
Some other terms used throughout this guide are:
"Anti-racism" -- the work of actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life.
"Discrimination"-- the treatment of an individual or group based on their actual or perceived membership in a social category.
"Equity" -- fairness and justice which focuses on outcomes that are most appropriate for a given group, and which recognizes different challenges, needs, and histories.
"People of Color" -- collective term for referring to non-white racial groups, frequently preferred over the term "minorities."
The above definitions are based on those provided by the Race Forward 2015 Race Reporting Guide
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