There is no time in United States history that racial discrimination and disenfranchisement hasn't been a hot-button issue. While racism may never be completely eradicated, there's a lot that can be done to fix the problems to the point that we can live in peace. A lot of churches, non-profit organizations, and advocacy groups are now looking into ways to address these issues head-on. These tips are a great way to get started.
Start with honesty about the past and present state of racial affairs and discrimination
You can't work on racial issues without first getting honest about them. It doesn't do any good to bury your head in the sand, downplay, or remain "color blind" to the issues that have affected black people, Hispanic people, and people of color in other ethnic groups. The sooner we get honest about America's history and present state, the sooner we'll be able to work constructively toward improving these matters.
Education is key, so make sure that you stay informed of these issues, while also spreading the information to other people. By looking at these matters through an honest lens, you can then take the next steps toward figuring out how you can do your part, and empower others to do the same. This is a multifaceted problem that can be addressed on all fronts, but it begins first with honesty.
Have plenty of conversations, and take steps toward fixing things that are broken
Open communication is an incredibly important key to changing today's state of affairs. Create open forums that let people share ideas about racial issues so that everyone gets to break down and dive into topics. This way, people can start to build new ways of thinking and plan actions that will help.
You can create these forums both online and in person. The online forum can have a number of discussion threads and can be used for people all over the country to impact change in their own communities. If you are going to hold local events or meetups, consider hiring a racial reconciliation executive speaker that can provide some clarity and information to these sorts of topics. The key is to be as consistent as possible, and make sure that everyone feels empowered and encouraged to speak their mind freely and without judgment.
Use these tips so that you can keep fighting the good fight, while encouraging others to join you.