Supporting Racial Justice
The lives, safety, and mental and physical wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) matter, and we share responsibility for supporting BIPOC members of the community, including those we serve professionally, as well as our own BIPOC colleagues and trainees. We recognize that institutions of which we are a part have played roles in creating and maintaining systems of oppression and violence directed against BIPOC individuals. Individually and collectively, we must engage in the anti-racist, antiviolent, BIPOC-affirming work that can and must change lives and institutions. In all of this work, we must center BIPOC voices.
At the same time, those of us who are White should be mindful of adding to the already-heavy workload, including the emotional workload, being carried by BIPOC individuals. We offer this non-exhaustive list of ideas as to how BIPOC individuals can find support and how White allies and accomplices can do their own work to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression: