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 At Salford we want to be an anti-racist University. We believe that racism is under reported and we want to change this. If you have witnessed  racism or been a victim of racism (including micro aggressions)  it is important that you report it here. We will take it seriously and we will provide you with support.  
You may be concerned about the consequences of making a complaint in case it affects your relationship with the person concerned, or you may be worried that you might suffer victimisation for having brought the complaint. If you are concerned about this, please make this known when you make your complaint. University staff will then be able to work with you to decide how best to address your concerns.
 
 Remember all forms of racism are #NeverOK

  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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