Racial Justice and Equity Resources

UCSF Definition of Racism

Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race") that:

  • unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities,
  • unfairly advantages other individuals and communities,
  • and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources.

Read more in “Toward the Science and Practice of Anti-Racism: Launching a National Campaign Against Racism

Source: Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

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UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative

To achieve a community defined by the our Principles of Community and PRIDE Values, the University has launched the UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative, partnering with leaders across campus and UCSF Health.

Our anti-racism efforts are focused on seven major areas of work, which comprise the seven pillars of the initiative.


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