How to applaud antiracist action whilst denouncing performative tokenism - The Decolonised School Conference, June 2021

Moncrieffe, M. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation


Misguided social media postings suggest that the work needing to be done from the corner of allyship is comfortable and easy; greatly minimising the extent of the task at hand to dismantle systemic racism. Token policies or collaborative activities look good for Ofsted but do little to actually change whole-school cultures. It is the slow, grinding, consistent daily work of Anti-Racist action that alters perspectives, removes barriers and reimagines institutions. It is this work that must be recognised and applauded.
Period23 Jun 2021


  • Decolonising the Curriculum
  • Anti-Racism