“Systemic racism is a machine that runs whether we pull the levers or not, and by just letting it be, we are responsible for what it produces.”
Ijeoma Oluo
So You Want to Talk About Race

How to Engage Meaningfully in Allyship and Anti-Racism

""Compassionate Curiosity Framework: Acknowledge and validate emotions; getting curious with compassion; and joint problem-solvingMost of us are learning about allyship and anti-racism for the first time. In this LinkedIn Learning Path, experts Dereca Blackmon and Kwame Christian teach you the foundational skills—mindset, communication, and advocacy—you need to be an effective ally and champion for anti-racism in your organization, including the Compassionate Curiosity Framework.

Start the Allyship and Anti-Racism Learning Path

The Anti-Racism in Academia (ARiA) Effort

Anti-Racism in Academia (ARiA): A Learning Journey is a grassroots, volunteer-led effort. They provide a way for higher ed employees to engage in self-examination through national, intersectional conversations. They believe in a shared humanity where open hearts open minds. They insist that change at the individual level complements work at the organizational level, and the strength of both can push forward the systemic transformations necessary to create an inherently inclusive and just academy.

Anti-Racism in Academia Website

The Stop AAPI Hate Coalition

The Stop AAPI Hate coalition recognizes that in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism, we must work to end all forms of structural racism leveled at Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

Their 5-pronged approach is to:

  • Serve as the leading aggregator of anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate incidents
  • Offer multilingual resources for impacted community members
  • Provide technical assistance from rapid response to preventative measures
  • Support community-based safety measures and restorative justice efforts
  • Advocate for local, state, and national policies that reinforce human rights and civil rights protections

Stop AAPI Hate Coalition Website

Recommended Podcasts and Video Series

  • Code Switch: Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. The hosts explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. "We're talking to people who have been marginalized and underrepresented for so long, who are so hungry to see themselves represented fully and with nuance and complexity," says Shereen Marisol Meraji, co-host of Code Switch. 
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: In this video series, Emmanuel Acho covers various key topics, including interracial relationships, seeing color, reverse racism.