What You Can Do

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”

— Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer & Associate Supreme Court Justice (1908-1993)

The legal system can force open doors and sometimes even knock down walls, but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me.

Thurgood Marshall​

Things You Can Do

  • Listen to people’s stories and try to understand their experiences
  • Read books by authors who have a different perspective than yours
  • Visit civil rights museums, historical sites, memorials
  • Visit a house of worship of a denomination other than your own
  • Subscribe to recieve All Together emails and don’t miss an opportunity to participate in book discussions, dialogue circles and lectures that expand your understanding of diversity
  • Speak up when you think you see someone being discriminated against
  • Don’t make assumptions about people, instead be willing to ask questions
  • Forgive someone for their ignorance
  • Be respectful and be honest with yourself
  • Volunteer with an organization that serves diverse populations
  • Take Dr. Eddie Moore’s 21 Day Challenge