Real Talk with Real Strategies in Real Time for Real Change
Sheila M. Beckford
E. Michelle Ledder
How do you start today on the road to being anti-racist? As our country faces a long-overdue reckoning with racism and white supremacy, book studies, workshops, and discussions crowd the landscape. But not all activities with the name “anti-racism” are actually anti-racist. In Anti-Racism 4REALS, anti-racism trainers Beckford and Ledder contend much of the current education leaves out action steps for dislodging racism in real time, and even worse, perpetuates racism, causing further harm to Black, Indigenous, Pacific-Islander, Asian, Latino/x (BIPAL) people. Using the concept of “racial positionality” as the entry point for engaging anti-racist work, this groundbreaking book offers concrete tools to confront racism and bring about REAL change in REAL time.
Rev. Sheila M. Beckford is an active anti-racism trainer with national and global audiences. She serves a United Methodist congregation in the New York Annual Conference. Rev. E. Michelle Ledder is an active anti-racism trainer with national and global audiences. She serves on the ministerial staff at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.