Ever Wonder Why We Can't Seem to End Racism?

It's because we are all in denial about being racists! And guess what? Like alcoholism and other addictions, we cannot and will not end racism until:

1.     A certain critical mass of humanity commits to personally walk in a new direction concerning the attention we all give to our external differences -- differences that keep the peoples of the world divided;

2.     We accept that we are powerless to do this until we realize that we must turn ourselves over to God (or whatever you call your higher power).

3.     We look with hope and willingness to work toward ending all the divisiveness within and around us to cease.

Give us just one hour for three (3) weeks with four (4) or more people committed to seeing the world change and let's change the world … together!

Give us your name, email address, and phone number including area code. We promise that no salesperson or recruiter will call. We only want those who sense a “call” from this invitation.

With Courage!

Ron Buford, Pastor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Racists Anonymous?

Racists Anonymous (RA) is a support group, based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model.  Its goal is to end Racism, one person at a time, starting with ourselves. 

What is Racism?

For the purpose of Racists Anonymous, Racism is defined as bias towards others on the basis of race, class, gender, physical attributes, abilities, nationality, sexual orientation and more.  RA uses a broad definition of Racism because our focus is on learning to acknowledge our individual biases and change our individual actions with regard to all human beings. 

Is Racism really an addiction?

In strictly scientific terms, we may not be “addicted” to Racism, but we may as well be.  In every country in the world, cultural norms exist that reinforce prejudice and discrimination by individuals and groups of people over other individuals and groups.  In that sense, none of us can escape the continued impact of Racism any more than a fish in the ocean can escape getting wet. 

How does Racists Anonymous work?

RA’s approach to confronting Racism is centered in a community conversation and focused on personal change.  Learning from one another and assessing our own behavior, we become intensely mindful about the ways we perpetuate racism or bigotry in any form.  As we become more mindful, we develop an intense distaste for this pattern of behavior in ourselves, with the desire to eliminate it. As we exchange old behaviors for new, we become companions on the journey to such transformation for all who want to cultivate safe expression, open communication, and unwavering mutual hospitality amid external differences. The 12 Steps of Racists Anonymous serve as a road map for healing and changing the world, beginning with ourselves.

What happens at a Racists Anonymous Meeting?

The general format for each 1-hr Racists Anonymous meeting is listed below.  For a glimpse of an actual meeting, see: This is Racists Anonymous   


“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”



How can I learn more about Racists Anonymous before I look for a group in my area or time zone?

We are currently offering a recurring Introduction to Racists Anonymous Zoom meeting on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific Time.

You may register at this zoom link.   After registering, you will receive a Zoom generated confirmation with multiple scheduled dates for “Introduction to RA,” and a link that works for all the dates.  Join us for any of the scheduled dates that work for you.  When you register you are not signing up for every date — just mark your calendar with one of the scheduled dates you want to attend. Note: The Intro to RA meeting will not be held on Nov 26, Dec 24, and Dec 31.

During the introductory meeting, you will:

This Introduction to Racists Anonymous is not a prerequisite for attending ongoing RA meetings.  You are always welcome to attend any RA meeting that you wish.

How can I start a Racists Anonymous group in my community?

Racists Anonymous has a Quick Start Guide to help with new group formation.  The guide includes copies of the materials listed in the meeting outline above, as well as a script for the meeting moderator.  The guide suggests a formative group commit to meeting for a minimum of 4-6 weeks, at the end which time they can decide whether to continue meeting or not.  

Before launching a group, you may also find it helpful to attend one of the Introduction to Racists Anonymous Zoom sessions described in the previous question.


If you would like to start an RA group, please email info@racistsanonymous.com to introduce yourself and let us know of your interest.

How can I find an ongoing Racists Anonymous meeting in my area or timezone?

Racists Anonymous is now using Meetup – a web and mobile app – to provide information on RA meetings at: https://www.meetup.com/Racists-Anonymous-Meetup-Group/events/. Anyone can view the events list or calendar from the web – no login needed. If you want to use the mobile app, you will need to create a login.

Click on any event to open its full description and you will see an “Add to Calendar” link, which will let you save the event to the following types of electronic calendars: Google, Ical, Outlook, Yahoo. Because the RA Meetup Group was set up with a location of Sunnyvale, CA, event times listed in Meetup default to Pacific Time, but your calendar program will translate to your time zone. Also, meetings that originate from other time zones will provide that time zone in the description. You are welcome to attend any meeting that is convenient for you.