Becoming anti-racist is not something that can be achieved overnight, but change needs to start today
  1. Read Read Read!  Be inspired by biographies of those who have fought to overcome racial discrimination and diversify your bookshelf: The Library has a BLM reading list.  Ensure you actively engage with the material, start an anti-racist book club with your friends! 
  2. Avoid microaggressions in conversation and actions. 
  3. When you see any form of racism, become an active bystander, if it is safe to do so. Remember the four D’s
    • Direct Action – Directly intervene by calling out the negative behaviour, explaining why it is not OK
    • Distraction – Indirectly intervening by interrupting the situation or changing the focus/subject
    • Delay- waiting for the situation to pass and check in with the victim. Reflect on what took place and take appropriate action
    • Delegation – inform someone with more authority to take action: you can report at the University via  Report & Support. 
  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, disability or age).   
  5. When you see an all-white reading list on your course, challenge it. Adapt your teaching practice and create space for discussions on experiences of racism.
  6. Don’t deny that racism does not exist, even if you can’t see it  Covert racism and systemic inequality is concealed or subtle rather than obvious or public.  Examples can include - Blaming the victim.  Racial profiling or stereotyping.  Saying "it’s just a joke" when making a racially insensitive comment. Tokenism. 
  7. Commit to undertaking Anti-racism training; free examples include:
  8. Diversify your social media feeds: Follow some groups/individuals who campaign for equality. 
  9. Be courageous. Challenging the status quo and what you have been told takes courage. White privilege can make people defensive. Don’t let it. 
  10. Understand how history has defined people. You can’t change this, but you can see it in a different way. 
  11. Be a race ally and advocate against oppression if you are not Black. Identify when to step in but also when to give spaces to minoritised ethnic voices.