14 Aug '17, 2pm

How to Help in the Wake of Charlottesville #care2

How to Help in the Wake of Charlottesville #care2

When someone makes a racist remark , stop the conversation. Explain that what they said was not acceptable, and why. In a work setting, report these kinds of comments to a supervisor, and if you are a supervisor, work with your company to develop an intervention program. Employees should feel comfortable approaching you about these issues. If the only option is immediately bringing in human resources or lawyers, it tends to muzzle reporting about workplace problems. Educate yourself: Take advantage of tools like the Charlottesville Syllabus to read up on racial issues and get informed. Challenge yourself to spend an hour a week, or 15 minutes a day — or whatever unit of time works for you — to keep reading this material, even if it feels uncomfortable. Educate others: Don’t let the conversation stop with telling someone they said something racist. Encourage them to dig in ...

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