Putting a sign in your yard or a magnet on your car is a statement, but it's important that we all take action, too.
In your local community, you can attend and speak at school board meetings. Consider writing letters to the editor and contacting your representatives. Talk to your friends and neighbors about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and keep these conversations going.
Below, we've linked some articles about how to be an ally as well as organizations that are doing great work for you to support.
If you know of additional organizations we can add to this list, or want to share with us what you are doing in your local community, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responding to Buffalo: Ending White Silence in the Face of Racial Violence — Teaching While WhiteTen people were killed and two more injured in a white terrorist attack/hate crime in Buffalo yesterday. This is the deadliest mass shooting in 2022 and the terrorist is an 18-year-old white male. Eighteen! The N-word was written on his assault rifle. He was not “mentally ill” or a “lone wolf.” Innu
The critical role white parents play in shaping racism -- and eradicating itStructural racism is now sharing the American cultural spotlight with COVID-19. While solutions to racial disparities in police treatment, health care and education will likely require policy changes, some experts say decisions at the family and individual levels matter just as much. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Margaret Hagerman of Mississippi State University.
Honor With Action: 10 Ways to be an Ally to Indigenous PeoplesIn the US, Indigenous Peoples’ Day began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, and it has grown in both popularity and adoption in recent years. But the holiday is simply performative without year-round action by non-Indigenous settlers to honor the critical role Indigenous Peoples play in protecting our climate, water, and lands—both today and in …