MU LibraryFINDGET HELPSERVICESABOUT Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Racial Healing

Specialist Librarian

Profile Photo
Laura Giacobbe
She/Her
Contact:
Guggenheim Memorial Library
732-263-5591
Website

This guide will provide information and resources on the topic of Racial Healing.

What is Racial Healing?

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity.

A core tenet of this work is racial healing. To heal means to restore to wholeness.

Racial healing is:

  • the people work that leads to the transformation of systems;
  • the telling of hard truths about past wrongs and present consequences;
  • repairing the harm of racism;
  • authentic relationship-building across real and perceived differences.
Racial healing is about building relationships, connecting people, and expanding the circles of engagement needed for overcoming racial hierarchy and building political will. It is a precursor to meaningful and sustainable policy change.

What is Antiracism?

Anti-Racism is the practice of actively identifying and opposing racism. The goal of anti-racism is to actively change policies, behaviors, and beliefs that perpetuate racist ideas and actions. (Boston University Community Center)

Best Bet Databases