Take a stand and do something. Pick up the phone and call friends and family to make a difference. Sign petitions. Be creative.
Connect with people around the community. Call on groups that are likely to respond to a hate event and local law enforcement officials.
Support the Victims
Reach out to victims and show your support. Report every incident. Speak to the press. Research your legal rights.
Speak up and educate those around you. Do not debate. Research on how to deal with the media.
Continue to educate yourself and learn more about other groups. Learn the difference. Know the impact.
Create an Alternative
Do not attend a hate rally. Find other ways to let out your frustrations. Instead attend unity rallies or parades. Every act of hatred should be met with an act of love and unity.
Form relationships with elected officials and other community leaders who can be important allies. Educate leaders. Demand a quick, serious police response. Demand a strong public statement by political leaders.
Promote acceptance and address bias before another hate crime can occur. Join networks to connect with people.Hold candlelight vigils, interfaith services, and other activities.
Bias is learned early, often at home. Schools can offer lessons of tolerance and acceptance.Expose your child to multicultural experiences. Model inclusive language and behavior.
Look inside yourself for biases and stereotypes. Many good books, films, and workshops can help guide you in self-examination.