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Behavioral Antiracist

One who is making racial group behavior fictional and individual behavior real (18)

Behavioral Racist

One who is making individuals responsible for the perceived behavior of racial groups and making racial groups responsible for the behavior of individuals

BIPOC

“The term BIPOC stands for ‘Black, Indigenous, People of Color,’ it is meant to unite all people of color in the work for liberation while intentionally acknowledging that not all people of color face the same levels of injustice. By specifically naming Black and Indigenous people we are recognizing that Black and Indigenous people face the worst consequences of systemic white supremacy, classism, and settler colonialism.” – Sunrise Movement

Black Exceptionalism

The notion that Black people who are educated, smart, articulate, poised, and basically every other positive adjective you can think of are atypical or rarities among the general Black population. Black Exceptionalism bears the underlying assumption that there exists a single and one-dimensional manifestation of Blackness, and in creating this false dichotomy, the myth of Black exceptionalism denies the individuality and the full spectrum of humanity that is so readily offered to the white population to the Black community. (36)(37)

Blackface Minstrelsy

Blackface minstrelsy was performed by a group of white minstrels (traveling musicians) with black-painted faces, whose material caricatured the singing and dancing of slaves

Bodily Antiracist

One who is humanizing, deracializing, and individualizing nonviolent and violent behavior

Bodily Racist

One who is perceiving certain racialized bodies as more animal-like and violent than others

Bechdel test

Sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. (12)

Citations

12. Bechdel Test Movie List

18. How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

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The JJI Glossary defines terms that are necessary in discussing equity in the arts. This glossary is the result of countless hours of thoughtful research and innovation by our team.

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