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Fighting Racial Injustice Together

Values Pledge

Report Incidents of Bias and Hate

Black Lives Matter at Hood.

Educate ourselves and be aware of our prejudices.

We all have biases and prejudices, but when we expand our world view to better understand the difficult and persistent problem of racism we can choose new thought patterns and actions. Below are some great places to start or to continue learning.

What else can you do?

Speak up and act against racism. Have conversations.

Whether it is on social media or face-to-face, conversations with family members or friends, it's important to have these difficult conversations, and to speak up when we hear or see racist activity even though it may be uncomfortable. 

Donate.

Check out 115 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color by New York Magazine. They’ve compiled and vetted places to donate to create a guide for anyone with the means and interest in donating as a form of taking action.

Show up.

Not everyone feels safe or wants to participate in a rally or march and that’s okay. There are other ways you can show up like becoming active in an anti-racist organization. You can join Hood’s Black Student Union or a local chapter of the NAACP, SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice), Black Lives Matter, or others. Or, start a chapter!

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Despite our best efforts, we may make a mistake to unwittingly cause anger or hurt. Don’t panic or retreat. Be willing to genuinely listen, learn, engage and apologize. Assume that making mistakes is part of the learning process of being an effective ally.

Vote and tell elected officials we care.

Email or pick up the phone to let decision makers in our communities and nation know that we care about racial justice and are paying attention to their action or inaction. 

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