Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

This five-part course series addresses how schools, colleges, and universities can address racelighting. Racelighting is an act of psychological manipulation where people of color receive racial messages that distort their realities and lead them to second-guess themselves. There are two types of racelighting, active and passive. Active Racelighting occurs when the perpetrator has the intention of sowing doubt and disorienting the racelightee. Passive Racelighting occurs through an accumulation of microaggressions that serve to sow doubt and disorient the racelightee. Most often, these messages are unintentional. In this course, we address both forms of racelighting and provide specific steps that individuals and campuses can take to reduce racelighting and its impact on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).