1. Read  around the topic . The Library has a BLM reading list https://www.salford.ac.uk/library/find-resources/reading-lists/black-lives-matter-reading-list 
  2. Avoid microaggressions in conversation and actions. 
  3. When you see any form of racism, stand up to it, if it is safe to do so. If this doesn’t work, report it.  
  4. Hold an intersectional anti-racist standpoint that recognizes how racism interconnects with other forms of oppression (for example, due to gender, class, caste, faith, sexuality, dis-ability, age).   
  5. When you see an all-white reading list on your course, challenge it.  
  6. Don’t deny that racism does not exist, even if you can’t see it 
  7. Be intent. Breaking a habit is hard so you have to consciously and deliberately challenge things.  
  8. Be courageous. Challenging the status quo and what you have been told takes courage. White privilege can make people defensive. Don’t let it.  
  9. See people for their individual qualities, not a stereotype 
  10. Understand how history has defined people. You can’t change this, but you can see it in a different way. 
  11. Be an ally. If you are not Black, don’t try to be, rather work to change things for everyone. 


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