A Call to Action: Get Involved in Community Anti-Racist Work
A student from a High School in the American Midwest was recently disciplined for altering a picture to make it appear that two students had KKK hoods on in the school gymnasium. The two students who were depicted were not involved and did not know that the photo had been altered or posted.
While investigating the incident, school authorities became aware that the photo had been copied from the private group in which it was originally posted and shared on Facebook by a community member. Being aware that the racist photograph caused pain, school district leaders have connected with local organizations to support their anti-racist work, and have launched a call for concerned community members to become a part of the solution.
Each one of us can help with efforts to eradicate racism in our schools and communities. Please consider getting involved in a way that is accessible to you. For example:
- Engage in a direct relationship with school and community leaders.
- Empowering Education consultants and our collaborators encourage community members to be active at school board and city council meetings.
- Please call your superintendents, school board members and other school officials to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding individual or systemic biases.
- Get involved in a community organization or group that is engaged in anti-racist efforts.
- Continue your own education process in preparation for informed action. Contact us for consultation [email protected]