Our Anti-Racism Journey
At Mile Oak we recognise that it is not enough to be 'not racist'. We must be anti-racist. This means that we are on an ongoing journey to make systemic change. We are looking at our policies, practice and procedures and challenging ourselves with the questions, 'are these actively anti-racist? Are we actively creating equitable voice, outcomes, and value for our Black & Racially Minoritised (BRM) children and staff? If not, why not and what needs to change?'
We stand by the belief that “one either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist.’ The claim of ‘not racist’ neutrality is a mask for racism.” (From the book ‘How To Be An Antiracist’, Ibram Kendi, 2019)
To read our anti-racism journey plans in detail, please click on the image.
Details on the wider Brighton and Hove City Council anti-racism strategy can be found here