Our Commitment to Antiracism
At BASE and beyond, racism is a toxic institutional sickness that uses systems of power to reinforce policies, practices, relationships, and written and unwritten regulations, resulting in racially inequitable outcomes. Racism diminishes the quality of life for everyone - especially and disproportionately Black people, indigenous people and people of color.
Antiracism is active work that takes courageous self-interrogation to consciously and purposely address and take action against or forms of racial oppression on the personal, interpersonal, or institutional levels.
Intentionality and awareness are crucial and necessary across all teams and initiatives. Through community relationship-building, setting commitments, and written and unwritten policies, we commit to dismantling racism on the path to liberation by ensuring that all community members can and are encouraged to reimagine relationships and ways of building and implementing anti-racist actions, without retribution.