VIDEO: Racism vs. Prejudice

Illustrator and activist Kat Blaque does a great job explaining the distinction between racism and prejudice in the video below. Make sure you also catch:

  1. Her explanation of why the response, “Not all white people…” is not helpful, and…
  2. Her admonition to not drown out voices of color when taking part in conversations about race.

(Click here if the video doesn’t show up in your browser.)

What do you think? Did Kat’s explanation help you understand the key distinction between racism and prejudice? You might have noticed Kat talked about racism as a system of oppression. Well, to oppress others, you’ve got to have power. That’s what we mean when we say that Racism = Prejudice + Power. More about power coming up…

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