20 Tips on Having Tough Conversations about Racism

Below are 20 Tips for Having Tough Conversations about Racism.  If you noticed any editing errors, have any additional tips to add, or any feedback please email peoplesschooldc@gmail.com

 

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  1. Don’t Unfriend
  2. Hold space for multiple narratives
  3. Learn when to “call out” or “call in”
  4. Take a Second Before Responding
  5. Come from a place of Compassion
  6. State Goals and Intentions of the Conversation
  7. Avoid Shaming
  8. Use Active Listening and Assertive Communication
  9. Ask questions and identify bridges
  10. Deep Listening, Deep Canvassing, and RACE
  11. Morally Reframed
  12. Model Vulnerability, Not Data
  13. Build Alliances
  14. Understand Logical Fallacies
  15. Prepare Rebuttals Ahead of Time
  16. Use Media as Rebuttals
  17. Challenge Segregated Beliefs by Inviting to Diverse Experiences
  18. Become an Active Bystander
  19. Learn to Rest, Not Quit
  20. Work on Your Self
  21. Learn How to Receive Feedback

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