Expanded Glossary

Accomplice

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A DEFINITION:
accomplice: Someone who is mindful of how their privileges add to systemic and institutional racism, who is vocal about stereotypes and racial injustice, who acts to dismantle white supremacy, and who follows the lead of BIPOC.

CONTEXT & HISTORY:
Someone who is actively aware and mindful of their privileges and how they add to systemic and institutional racism and oppression of BIPOC. Vocal about stereotypes and racial injustice, while showing up personally and professionally in a way that helps dismantle white supremacy. This is someone who is not afraid to make mistakes and will do all they can to not add to systemic and institutional racism, oppression, and no longer uphold values of white supremacy. (from The Anti-Racist Dictionary by Dr. Akilah Cadet)

MEDIA LINKS:
Zine from Indigenous Action (10-minute read)

The Funambulist podcast with Laurel Mei-Singh on Decolonial and Accompanying practices (27-minute listen)

Slides from Dr. Roxanne Kymanni’s webinar “Being an Ally, Accomplice, Accompanist, Advocate and Anti-Racist”

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