Online Courses

Anti-Racism I is an introduction to the topic of race and racism in the United States. The primary audience for this course is anyone who is interested in learning about race/racism in the US who has never taken a course in critical race or ethnic studies or affiliated fields (indeed, who may not know what the fields of critical race studies or ethnic studies are), who has never read a book about race/racism, or attended any race equity or diversity trainings on the topic of race/racism. There is no charge for this ongoing course.

Anti-Racism II  explores the historical and linguistic constructions of race and racism in the United States and interrogates the origins and meaning of intersectionality.

Race Forward's Racial Justice Trainings are for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, the Building Racial Equity trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. Through August 20, 2021.

Videos and Podcasts


Buddhists and Racial Justice: A History. Ann Gleig, Tricycle, July 24, 2021. 


Why Are Asian Americans Being Attacked and What Can You Do About It? Zaid Jelani, Greater Good, March 21, 2021

Born with Two Strikes: How Systemic Racism Shaped Floyd’s Life and Hobbled his Ambition. Washington Post, October 8, 2020

Why is Covid-19 Killing so Many Black Americans?  Andrea Collier, Greater Good, June 30, 2020. 

The West has a role in re-imagining the U.S, Ruxandra Guidi, High Country News, June 23, 2020


The American Nightmare, Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic, June 1, 2020 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, National SEED Project, Peggy McIntosh, 1989.
The Right Speech of Race, Breeze Harper, Lion's Roar, December 31, 2018


Waking up to Whiteness, Greg Snyder, Lion's Roar, August 16, 2017
Healing the Broken Body of Sangha. Lion's Roar, February 17, 2017

The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, June 1, 2014


Waking up to Racism: Dharma, Diversity, and Race, bell hooks, Tricycle, Fall 1994



Web Sites