Eliminating Racism

The presence of racism in our culture, social structures, and institutions is undeniable. The effects of prejudice, discrimination, and injustice reverberate through society in the forms of hate, violence, exploitation, and inequality.

Our work on eliminating racism

The Global Alliance has long been committed to eradicating racism on a structural level, advocating for equal human rights for all people and speaking out against human rights abuses, injustices, and practices that reflect racist actions, beliefs, and agendas.

Read our Resolution on Racism, updated in June 2020 in response to recent events in the United States.

The Global Alliance focuses principally on the impact of racism on health and social justice. There are physical and mental health implications for individuals who experience and/or fear racism in their daily lives. Their health, safety, and well-being is not secure. There are also physical and mental health inequities that exist and are perpetuated by systemic racism. Limited access to treatment and lower quality of care, for example, can lead to unequal health outcomes in those of minority races.

The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (AJO) has published more than 60 articles in recent years Research on Racismthat critically examine the impact of racism on various aspects of society and individual lives. We feature some of these articles in our research spotlight on the topic of racism.

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How can you help?

  • Examine and confront your own implicit or explicit racial biases. Be willing to acknowledge the ways you may have benefited from unjust structures and systems.
  • Initiate hard conversations with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors in regards to the role of racism in our lives and our society.
  • Speak up when you see or hear racism, initiating and/or participating in dialogue about the issue.
  • Join in local events, rallies, or programs that support inclusion and reduce marginalization.
  • Support the work of organizations like the Global Alliance that are actively seeking to eliminate racism.