Crossroads seeks to dismantle systemic racism and build antiracist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities guided by the following principles:
Ã˜ Crossroads seeks to be accountable to those who share a common analysis of racism, and especially to communities of color.
Ã˜ Crossroads understands its antiracism work to be part of a global movement for racial justice and social equality.
Ã˜ Crossroads recognizes that resistance to racism also requires resistance to all other forms of social inequality and oppression.
Crossroads was founded in 1986 to develop new directions in understanding and combating the root causes of institutional racism. We are an antiracist/anti-oppressive 501(c)(3) organization. Leadership includes the administrative staff team, Board of Directors, and the Core Organizer/Trainers Apprentices (COTA).Our working groups are majority People of Color and minority cisgender* men. In addition, they are multiracial groups that include African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latina/os, and Whites. There are multiple other layers of diversity including sexual identity, faith/spirituality, age, income, and education.
*cisgender â€ A synonym for nonâ€transgender, referring to individuals who â€œhave a match between the gender they were assigned at birth, their bodies, and their personal identityâ€ (Schilt and Westbrook) and who â€œhave only ever experienced their subconscious and physical sexes as being alignedâ€ (Serano).
Where We Work
What We Do
Crossroads works extensively with institutions on creating and implementing long-range, strategic antiracism planning. This ranges from acting as a consultant to support the institutional leadership as they evaluate their policies, procedures and structures of accountability; to facilitating the building of institutional antiracism teams working to develop short- and long-range strategies for undoing racism within their institutionâ€™s structures. An important component under girding our work is recognizing how racism intersects with sexism, homophobia, classism and militarism.