Stand Against Racism
Please join us by taking a ‘Stand’ Against Racism! You can do this at your home, your work, your school. To find out more, contact Mandy Burkett at 308.384.9922. To register your own event or take the Stand Against Racism pledge, visit www.standagainstracism.org.
- Support anti-prejudice and anti-racist organizations.
Whether it’s volunteer work, financial support, or your voice. You can make a difference!
- BE a proactive parent.
Expose your children to diversity.
- Explore services, programs, and classes that are unfamiliar to you.
The first-hand experience can be enlightening and give perspective.
- Work on projects with groups who are different from your own.
Working as equals on a common project is the best way to undo prejudices.
- Don’t make assumptions.
Examine your prejudices and make adjustments to your thinking.
- Be a positive role model.
Be vocal in opposing discriminatory views. Don’t criticize, educate.
- Think before you speak.
Words can hurt, whether you mean them to or not.
- Learn about others and their cultures.
By learning about other people, your life will be enriched.
- Make an effort to get to know those who are different than you.
Look for things in common and celebrate differences.
- Don’t laugh at racist, sexist, or any other stereotypical jokes.
Don’t let your silence speak for you, simply say, “I didn’t find that funny.”