What You Can Do

Seeing race is not the problem. Refusing to care for the people we see is the problem. The fact that the meaning of race may evolve over time or lose much of its significance is hardly a reason to be struck blind. We should hope not for a colorbind society but instead for a world in which we can see each other fully, learn from each other, and do what we can to respond to each other with love.

— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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