What Role Can the Education Community Play to End Racism and Begin Healing?

  1. Think critically about structures, systems, and policies that have historically marginalized some groups and caused long-term inequities.
  2. Speak up when you see someone saying or acting harmful to others; name it as racism when it is.
  3. Ensure that, if law enforcement is present in schools, officers are carefully selected and trained,
  4. Advocate for and engage in frank discussions about racism and privilege, and provide students and staff tools to combat it.
  5. Examine the mechanisms of power and punishment, and work to ensure positive, equitable discipline policies and practices in every school.
  6. Establish and reinforce trusting relationships among students, staff, families, community providers, and law enforcement.
  7. Advocate for public policies that address the destructive, systemic inequities of poverty and racism. Read article