4 Things You Can Do in Support of the Race Protests in America

Robert Carnes
Jun 16, 2020 · 6 min read
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Why I almost didn’t write this

For a while, I didn’t think I should write this post.

Why I’m writing this now

Unless you’re living under a metaphorical rock, I don’t need to tell you what’s going on in the United States when it comes to race and violence.

Non-racist vs. Anti-racist

Courtesy of Tenor

What can I actually do about this?

If you’re like me, you’re tired of all of the opinions and discussion about this. There are always too many opinions and not enough solutions.

1. Stop deflecting, defending, and denying

Author and speaker Latasha Morrison has said that when it comes to issues of race, white people often tend to do one of three things:

  • Defend
  • Deny

2. Do more than vote

Voting is an incredibly important part of being an American citizen. It’s the lifeblood of our democracy and we should exercise this right as often as we can.

3. Talk to your friends and family

Even if you don’t think you’re overtly racist, you probably know people who are. We all have that crazy uncle or a cousin who makes things uncomfortable at holidays by making comments. If you don’t know who that is in your family, it may just be you.

4. Assume a posture of learning

Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power. When you don’t know something, you feel like you’ve got an excuse. But not knowing how to treat someone or holding outdated views is no longer justification — it’s just ignorance.

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