I/we believe that actions, practices, policies, or structures are racist if they have the result of advantaging people of a certain race or ethnicity, or of oppressing people of a certain race or ethnicity.
I/we believe that actions, practices, policies, and structures are racist if they have racist results, no matter whether the intentions behind them were friendly or hurtful.
I/we commit to examine our own actions, and to seek with humility to correct our own actions that are racist.
I/we commit to examine policies, practices, and structures for racism, and to use our own power to improve them however we can.
I/we commit to listen to those who have different heritage, culture, and experiences from our own with open hearts and open minds, and to learn from them what actions, practices, policies, or structures they experience as racist.
I/we commit to cultivate human potential by increasing racial equity; creating diversity-oriented educational, employment, and business opportunities; and investing equitably in our communities.
I/we commit ourselves to learn the history of New Mexico and the United States through a multicultural lens; to celebrate the triumphs, grieve the tragedies, and learn from the mistakes of the past; and to remember that our past is also our present, no further away than a memory.
With this pledge, I/we commit ourselves to honor and embrace diversity, and to stand against racism wherever it appears.