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History of Race and Racism

NTIRE offers implicit bias awareness and mitigation trainings via 1) in-person sessions, 2) live webinars, and 3) self-paced online curriculum (in process). For training quotes, please send an email to or call ‭(929) 352-5880


Our Approach

Topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion are sometime difficult to discuss. Our approach to all these topics, and related concepts, are from an academic perspective. That is, we use science and historical evidence as the foundation of our trainings. Some information may be difficult to accept or cause some discomfort. NTIRE trainers work from a place of evidence and empathy, not guilt, shame, and blame. Although we cover sensitive topics, we infuse humor, interactive exercises, introspection, and optimism into our sessions. Our attendees leave our trainings feeling informed, motivated, and empowered to improve themselves, their organization and society as a whole.


Training Description

Although race and racism are terms that have come to be a part of American vernacular, these concepts have not always existed as we know them today. The History of Race and Racism training will provide historical context that allows participants to better understand the origins and modern expressions race and race-based bias. Specifically, the training will cover the following topics:

  • Historical and modern definitions of race and racism

  • Timeline of key global events that changed and solidified the concepts of race and racism

  • Race and racism during European invasion and colonizing of the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America

  • Research demonstrating modern implicit and explicit racism in the United States

  • The uniqueness and ubiquity of anti-Black racism

  • How to be an anti-racist


Format / Audience 

  • In-person 1.5 - 2.5 hours; audience size is flexible​

  • Live Webinar: 1.5 - 3 hours; up to 1000 participants per session​

  • It is strongly recommended that participants take this training before or after Implicit Bias Awareness (IB 101). 


Training Includes:

  • Innovative, engaging, humorous, and motivational delivery of content

  • Highly interactive and introspective exercises

  • The use of compelling videos, images, and other media

  • An overview of national, industry-specific data disaggregated by race and gender

  • A discussion of racism from the target’s perspective

  • Participants completing a measure of implicit racial bias and discussing the results

  • Anonymous audience polling and display of results in real-time. Responses are used as a basis for discussing sensitive topics and to allow participants to see how their attitudes or experiences compare to others. These results are saved as graphs and provided to the organizers.

Recommended Audiences

  • The History of Race and Racism training is strongly recommended for law enforcement, education, judiciary, corporate, non-profits, philanthropy, community, city/county government, and healthcare organizations as well as other entities in which implicit bias has been shown to significant impact important life outcomes for large groups of citizens.


*A percentage of all proceeds from NTIRE’s revenue is donated to Morehouse College to support the education of young males of color.

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