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Other ways you can Support Racial Equality
We’ve been overwhelmed by your messages of support for the work we do. The protests across the world are a message that change is needed and that people are tired. We need to harness this noise in a constructive way to bring lasting change for racial equality. When the protests die down we don’t want the world to go back to sleep after this because the fear is that 50 years from now we will still be having these conversations. It’s been almost 50 years since we had the Race Relations Act and we’re grieving about yet another life lost in a tragic case of racial injustice.
The anger over racism and police brutality is not confined to just the US. This is not an American problem – it is a global problem – it is our problem. And it is up to us individually to address this.
It is vital that we reflect on the actions we need to take to tackle hate and discrimination, as individuals, organisations, businesses and communities.
Here is what you can do:
Whether you are an employer, employee or parent, learn about the social and systemic racism that exists in our society and educate others around you. As individuals it is our own duty to educate ourselves, our children and our organisations – do not expect BAME people to educate you or recount their experiences of racism for you. Parents need to talk to their children about racism and why it is wrong. Always remember that your children are influenced by what they hear at home – if you use inappropriate or racist language they will repeat this and grow up with this belief.
We have to talk openly about racism and admit that it is rife in our society – if we stay silent we allow it to continue. So always challenge racism – wherever you see it – at work, at home, at school or in your social life, however uncomfortable it makes you feel. And always support others who speak out against racism. Remember that language is a powerful tool – it structures and reinforces beliefs and prejudices, so stop using inappropriate language and terminology and always challenge others if you hear them using this. If you’re a victim of racism, find out about your rights and how we can help you to address this.
Reflect on your own beliefs and behaviour
Our own prejudices and bias’s fuel discrimination, which is an increasing problem with the majority of our discrimination and hate crime cases which come from employees experiencing this is the workplace. So reflect on your own attitudes, beliefs and behaviours – no one is born racist – racism is learnt from the racism and stereotypes that are all around us.