Anti-Racism, Steps Beyond Convenience
Human rights activist Desmond Tutu once said “if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”. Many white people have faced a reckoning with their conscience in the past month, given they benefit from a system built against BIPOC (bye-pock), which stands for black, indigenous, and people of colour. How do we go from a moment to a movement for meaningful change? Does this mean betraying the very system that benefits our privilege? Dr. Nilmini Fernando, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Critical Race and Intersectionality at Griffith University, is on the line to explain why anti-racism means moving beyond passive sympathy.