Shared REI Terms

Explore key terms frequently used in the agency's racial equity and inclusion (REI) discussions. This glossary aims to promote dialogue and avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Though not an exhaustive list, as language continuously evolves, this glossary gives us a basic framework to begin conversations and build common understandings in the REI space.

“Definitions anchor us in principles. This is not a light point: If we don’t do the basic work of defining the kind of people we want to be in language that is stable and consistent, we can’t work towards stable and consistent goals. Some of my most consequential steps towards being an antiracist have been the moments when I’ve arrived at basic definitions.”
--Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

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Questions, comments, concerns? Have definitions you want to see? Reach out to REI Program Manager II Adedoyin Eisape

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