The ADL provides terms and definitions to provide a common, working language for anti-bias programs and resources.glossary-of-education-terms_0
Racial Equity Tools explains that “a lack of a common understanding of even the most frequently used words in any discussion on race can easily cause misunderstanding and confusion, and often lead to controversy and hostility. It is essential to achieve some degree of shared understanding in the use of the most common terms.”
Quote from Singleton, G. (2015) Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, 2nd ed. Corwin, 52.