Janee Woods of Quartz, published a list of “12 things white people can do now because Ferguson” to motivate individuals to take action on issues of racism and discrimination.
Several of the actions include to:
- Learn about the racialized history of Ferguson and how it reflects the racialized history of America.
- Use words that speak the truth about the disempowerment, oppression, disinvestment and racism that are rampant in our communities.
- Understand the modern forms of race oppression and slavery and how they are intertwined with policing, the courts and the prison industrial complex.
- Be proactive in your own community.
What else would you add to this list? In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, how can we make our communities more inclusive? What will you do to foster discussion and action around issues of racism and profiling?#michaelbrown Tweets