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Write letters to the editors of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, TV and radio stations when you see examples of structural racism or white privilege at play. If you’re white, acknowledge that in your letter.

Write to your local, state and federal government/education officials when you observe biased practices within the government or schools.

Speak up to family members, friends and co-workers, and at your house of worship when you observe biased behavior or thinking.

Observe your work environment for instances of racially biased material, displays or behavior and work to bring this to people’s attention.

Demand that your local school include a curriculum that includes the accomplishments of people of color and honestly examines the history of oppression and resistance.

Demand that your local school use discipline, and offer advanced curricula, equitably across racial lines.

Write or call elected officials when legislation relating to racial justice, or the absence thereof, is pending.

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Observe the books, other media and displays in your local library for instances of racial bias and encourage officials to stock materials by and about people of color. Supply officials with a recommended reading list for anti-racism education.

Attend community association and neighborhood watch meetings, and initiate dialogue about racial issues in local policing, treatment of teens of color, etc.

Comment online when you see opportunities to address racism or white privilege.

 

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Support and vote for local, state and federal candidates who show awareness of the history of racism and take action to dismantle it, or run for office yourself.

Seek out and support companies, political candidates, news media that support and promote equity and justice – racial, ecological, economic and other.

Support requests for action from social justice organizations that are led by people of color.

Support the advancement to leadership positions of people of color in your house of worship, workplace and social groups.

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Identify, connect with, and support white allies in the struggle against racism in all areas of your life.

 

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Educate yourself about the struggles of local people of color and get involved by asking the leadership where/how you can help.

Practice appreciating cultural contributions from races other than your own. For example, visit museums, listen to music, attend adult education classes, etc.

Prepare yourself to recommend appropriate books when various subjects on race come up by reading the books yourself.

Educate yourself and the white children in your life about white identity, the history of oppression and anti-racism work.

Learn about and commemorate holidays that celebrate resistance to racism, and critique and work to transform holidays represent a history of oppression.

Notice whose voice you give credibility to and whose you don’t, and analyze why.

Examine your thoughts when you find yourself making negative judgments about people of color and discuss honestly with white allies.

When you call someone out on racism, be honest with yourself about how you may manifest the same racist ideology.

Form anti-racism study and action groups.

 

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Donate to support BRJA’s work.

Show your commitment to your community when other white people are moving out of your neighborhood.

Seek out and support locally-produced and fair-trade goods, and small local businesses run by people of color.

Attend theatre/artistic events that are produced and/or performed by people of color.

Do fundraising for racial justice groups and contribute financially yourself.

Support organized boycott(s) of companies that exploit people/communities of color.