Racism Untaught is a research study focused on cultivating environments for people to explore antiracism and antioppressive design.

Racism Untaught applies a research process to assist participants in identifying racialized design and critically assessing anti-racist design approaches. Co-developed by Lisa Elzey Mercer and Terresa Moses.

Racism Untaught was originally developed due to an identified gap and opportunity for educators to foster conversations and learning environments focused on diversity, inclusion, and equity to ensure new ideas, critical thinking, and diverse forms of making.

We have iteratively improved upon the toolkit through working with our industry partners including Target, Spotify, PayPal, and Apple, and our academic partners including the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, Parsons School of Design, Louisiana State University, and Auburn University.

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