EIC NOW 001: Black Lives Matter. How to Take Action

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This episode is not part of our regularly scheduled programming, but we cannot be a podcast that addresses race & not talk about this.

Today's episode is for all nonblack people to have ways to take ACTION.

Ways you can take action:

  • PROTEST! Get out there & stand in solidarity & protect Black people from the police!
  • Pass out water and snacks to protestors
  • Be a volunteer medic to care for protestors when they are wounded
  • Sit with yourself and reflect on everything happening. If you have Black friends, imagine if these tragedies happened to them. Personalize these issues to yourself.
  • Correct people when they say problematic and harmful things. Have these conversations. Not having these conversations lead to Black people dying.
  • Register to vote! Elect people to go into office to make these changes. Better yet, run for office! (see episode 029 if you're more interested in running for office)
  • Do a personal audit of your friendships, the media you consume, the people you follow. How many of those people are of a different race than you? How many people are Black?
  • Confront your antiblack biases within yourself, then have these conversations with the people around you. Reflect on antiblack things you've witnessed or experienced or said yourself, and it will take time to unlearn these mindsets.

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