In conversations about racism, racial equity and health equity, many terms are used, often interchangeably. Being clear in your language—and ensuring that you have a good internal grasp of what these concepts mean—can make your conversations more powerful. Keep in mind that terms mean different things to different people, so when you use a term in conversation, also describe what you mean.
This glossary is by no means a comprehensive list. These terms also change over time, and impacted communities may prefer to use different language. Be sure to work with your community coalition to shape your conversation and inform the terms you use.