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What can I do about racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism & other forms of discrimination?

Educate yourself by…

Visiting websites, examples include:

  • Tolerance.org                                         www.tolerance.org
  • Tim Wise (anti-racist author/activist)        www.timwise.org
  • National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce       www.thetaskforce.org
  • Human Rights Campaign                        www.hrc.org
  • Southern Poverty Law Center                  www.splcenter.org
  • Anti-Defamation League                          www.adl.org
  • About.com                                             racerelations.about.com
  • Understanding Prejudice                          www.understandingprejudice.org
  • Global Issues: Women’s Rights               www.globalissues.org/article/166/womens-rights
  • Understand your biases                           www.implicit.harvard.edu
  • Gender Unicorn                                       www.transstudent.org/gender

Reading books, examples include:

  • “Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” by Beverly Tatum
  • No Pity : People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Joseph Shapiro
  • Is It a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbian People by Eric Marcus
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
  • Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan Johnson

Challenge others by…

  • Interrupting offensive jokes
  • Disagreeing with discriminatory comments
  • Speaking up for the targeted group/person

Challenge yourself by…

  • Making friends with someone who is different from you
  • Attending a meeting/event focused on cultural diversity
  • Monitoring your own language for bias
  • Monitoring the media for bias
  • Asking yourself “What makes me think that? Is that a stereotype?”
  • Talking with others who are interested in issues of diversity

 

Resources related to Black Lives Matter, Racial Trauma, Ally Development:

Healing for Black Individuals:

Understanding Racial/Cultural Trauma:

Ally Resources:

Resources related to the Orlando Mass Shootings: