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THE ANTI-RACIST GLOSSARY

It is important to be clear what we mean by certain words, since we don’t necessarily share an understanding of these and that is when frustrations begin. For a start, what it means to be “racist” is still very much contested.

On this page you will find a list of working definitions we use in this platform. A lot of them are based on reputable literature, but also our own education and experiences (mainly in Scotland, UK). They are by no means the only possible definitions as language is fluid and constantly changing across time and space.

RACIST

RACE

RACISM

PRIVILEGE

BME/BAME

PERSON OF COLOUR

POLITICAL BLACKNESS

WHITENESS

WHITE FRAGILITY

CRITICAL RACE THEORY

WHITE SUPREMACY

ANTI-MUSLIM RACISM

RACIAL LITERACY

PREJUDICE

XENOPHOBIA

REVERSE RACISM

MICRO-AGGRESSION

ORIENTALISM

TOKENISM

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

ANTI-BLACK RACISM

COLOURISM

INTER-SECTIONALITY

DE-COLONISATION

MODEL MINORITIES

CAPITALISM

NEO-LIBERALISM

NEO-IMPERIALISM