Race, Antiracism, and Youth Development: From Awareness to Sustained Action


  • Corliss Wilson Outley Clemson University
  • Dale A. Blyth University of Minnesota




racism, antiracist, equity, youth, inclusion


After yet more vivid examples of how Black people are far too often treated unjustly in America and the enormous response worldwide, it is high time to recognize racism in our field and promote a strong and sustained commitment to antiracist approaches to research, publishing, practice, and policy in the youth development field. This essay begins to make the case for such efforts and calls for sustained action in many areas. These are things we can and must do as a field that supports the positive development of all youth.


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