Like many of you, I’m sitting here today wondering what the hell is going on in America. Things need to get done. Even though you may feel like you can’t make any change happen, there are larger groups with more infrastructure in place that can. Join with them or donate.
- Southern Poverty Law Center. Mission: “The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality”
- Anti-Defamation League: A national organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry in all forms
- Speak out. If you hear racist/bigoted/hate comments, call them out. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. Try to do it respectfully and engage in conversation to help someone understand the problem, not just name calling. Violence is not a solution. Open a dialogue. This is the most important thing, IMHO.
It’s on all of us to work this out. We can’t wait for someone else to do it for us.