Dante King is a native of San Francisco, California. He is an author of the new book The 400-Year Holocaust: White America’s Legal, Psychopathic, and Sociopathic Black Genocide and the Revolt Against Critical Race Theory. Dante is also a historian, scholar, thought-leader, facilitator, and coach. Dante has worked and consulted for more than 15-years as a human resource management professional specializing in the implementation of anti-racist practice, and organizational development and change.

Dante partnered with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to develop and enact the City and County of San Francisco’s Racial Equity Ordinance, which led to the first-ever citywide Office of Racial Equity. Dante was previously the Deputy Director for the Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity, in San Francisco, one of the largest public health organizations in the country with more than 8,000 employees. He led and directed the development and implementation of the department’s Racial Equity Action Plan, which focused on improving both workforce and health equity outcomes. Prior to assuming this role, Dante was the Director of Race, Equity, and Inclusion at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), one of the largest municipal transportation agencies in the country, with more than 6,000 employees. He led and directed the design, development, and implementation of the agency’s first-ever Racial Equity Action Plan, focused on improving workforce outcomes.

Dante King has advocated for and represented Black employees across the City and County of San Francisco, as the leader of the Black Employees Alliance (B.E.A). The B.E.A consistently partnered with San Francisco Leadership (Mayor London N. Breed, S.F. Board of Supervisor President Shamann Walton, Hillary Ronen, Matt Haney, and Sandra Fewer), to highlight and address racial inequities and disparities across all departments in the areas of recruitment and hiring, pay and promotions, recognition, and discipline and terminations. The B.E.A was instrumental in compelling and influencing the hiring of Dr. William Gould IV, whose firm investigated the city’s employment practices, issuing a comprehensive summary of findings and recommendations.

In addition to Dante’s Human Resources Management background, and work as a public servant, he has consulted and led antiracism courses for Stanford Medical School, Johns Hopkins, UCSF, and the Mayo Clinic. He currently serves as guest faculty at the Mayo Clinic, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he teaches a course called Understanding the Roots of Racism and Bias: Antiblackness and Its Links to Whiteness, White Racism, Privilege, and Power. Dante has consulted and partnered with organizations in the areas of human resource management antiracism policy and program development and implementation.  Some of the organizations Dante has worked with include Wikimedia Foundation, The Athletic, Oakland Unified School District, UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative, UCSF Alliance Health Project, and BATS Improv, to name a few.

Dante has presented at annual conferences, such as the National Education Association’s Annual Conference on Race and Social Justice, and  American Public Health Association. He has also been featured on Legal Lens with Angela Reddock-Wright (KBLA 1580), The Sisaundra Show, KPFA, and a host of other outlets.


Assessing Organizational Racism and Exploring and Integrating Antiracism Leadership Tools 

Introduces leaders to anti-racist strategies, resources, and tools to achieve racial equity at both levels of organizational change and individual leadership practices. Provides coaching in the areas of recruitment, hiring, culture/employee engagement, pay, performance development and support, promotions, retention, and all other areas of the employee life cycle.

Developing Anti-Racism Critical Thinking Leadership Skills, Practices, and Habits for Real Change 

Leaders are provided with opportunities to receive 360-degree feedback from a combination of peers and subordinates as a part of this process. The 360 assessments are used along with self-assessments to assist leaders with building tangible action plans that will provide the foundation in managing progress in five key areas: Foundational Knowledge, Emotional Resourcing & Communication, Race Consciousness, Translating Knowledge into Action, and Motivation and Prioritization. In addition, leaders will be guided through processes to collect and analyze workforce and workplace data trends to determine opportunities, which will inform priorities, objectives, and goals for change.

This session includes 4-6 group scenarios that focus on developing antiracism critical thinking patterns and problem-solving skills to address organizational and individual inequities.  There is an emphasis on both macroaggressions and microaggressions.

Understanding the Roots of Racism and Bias: Anti-Blackness and Its Links to Whiteness, White Racism, Privilege, and Power 

Explore the deep roots of Whiteness, Anti-Blackness, racism, and the role and position each has played and continues to play amongst and within American institutions and culture. This interactive intensive includes an experiential legal analysis and evaluation of the psychology and sociology of white supremacy, Anti-Blackness, anti-non-Whiteness, human behavior, and ongoing impacts to traditionally and perpetually marginalized communities, the result of living in a structurally racist and sexist culture.

Additional Courses:

Empowering and Supporting Black Leaders and Employees for Real Change

The Roots and Lingering Effects of White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness in American Culture and Institutions

Unlearning and Addressing Antiblackness, White Supremacy, and Racism

Creating an Inclusive Environment: Managing Implicit Bias

Understanding the Legacy of Black Oppression and Exploitation in America

Black Women’s Exploitation: Past and Present

Black Men’s Exploitation: Past and Present

The History of the U.S. Supreme Court and Legalized White Supremacy Antiblackness:

Legalizing and Institutionalizing White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Education and Academia: Past and Present

Legalizing and Institutionalizing White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Land Ownership and Housing: Past and Present

Legalizing and Institutionalizing White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Economics: Past and Present

Legalizing and Institutionalizing White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Science and Medicine: Past and Present

Legalizing and Institutionalizing White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Religion: Past and Present

Understanding and Navigating Racial Battle Fatigue

Helping Black Employees Deal with Racial Battle Fatigue

Supporting and Empowering Black Leaders

 The biggest connection I have made is learning the history of how this country was made for white people (not by white people, because Black people built this country as much if not more) and for the sole elevation and economic progress of white people at the expense (and explicitly to the detriment) of Black people, as well as other POC, and how that led to the current state of racism in the US. The through line of anti-Blackness from the 17th century to today is stark and obvious. There are so many ways that Black people are oppressed and denied opportunities today - in education, housing, jobs, finance, voting rights (!), and so many more. When you trace the history, it is no surprise that we have ended up where we are today. All of the ways that Black people are oppressed build on each other, which make it harder and harder to move forward or be successful in life, through no fault of your own.

 This training has very much solidified and expanded my knowledge that this government, American culture, and all above mentioned institutions are founded on white supremacy, racism, brutal abuse, and injustice and still are to current day without progress or meaningful change. This training definitely taught me so much more in regard to how white supremacy/racism also dictates nonphysical institutions. For me, the definition of Capitalism being socialism for white people really made sense and brought a lot of that together and includes all of those institutions, physical and nonphysical. Additionally, whiteness being property with infinite value also helped me connect how all of these institutions and American culture are entirely fixed on white supremacy and white advantage and power within all these areas.