The U.S. Extension system has been aware for many years of the racial inequality and disparities present today and throughout U.S. history. Even though there have been concerted efforts in Extension to improve racial equity and inclusion, much work remains. A dual approach is proposed for Extension to focus both internally (program planners) and externally (program participants) to bring about antiracist programs that are inclusive and racially equitable. Research-based strategies are discussed for both domains of program planners (e.g., implicit bias training) and program participants (e.g., reach people of color through culturally relevant curricula).
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Scheer, S. D. (2023). Strategies to Advance Antiracist Programs: Why They Matter. The Journal of Extension, 61(1), Article 14. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.61.01.14