There are many different ways that we can speak out and take action against racial discrimination. Here are a few ways you might consider taking action against racism:
- Interrupt offensive jokes or stories and say you don’t want to hear them.
- Speak up when you witness discrimination against others.
- Offer support to the victim. Listen carefully and respect confidentiality.
- Speak up or seek help when you experience discrimination.Recognize that some situations are best addressed publicly and others privately.
- Become involved and work with others. Anti-racism is everyone’s responsibility.
- Encourage work and study environments to be places where diversity is valued.
- Discuss issues of inclusion and diversity with children, youth, and adults.
- Educate yourself about human rights.
- Be aware of how your actions might intentionally or unintentionally affect others.
- Think critically about the language that you use.
- Be sensitive to other’s feelings.
- Question the validity of generalized statements.
Contact Equity Services for more information.
In order to promote awareness, celebrate racial and ethnocultural diversity, and address issues of racial discrimination and harassment, Equity Services provides proactive education and training. Education and training workshops are available to all members of the Carleton University community. Please contact Equity Services for more information.