Why we can"t stop racism? please say yes to no racism
November 27, 2006 4:02am CST
First of all, speak out against racism. Otherwise, your silence may be interpreted as tacit approval of discrimination. You have the right, as well as the responsibility, to speak out. If you are a victim of discrimination in New Brunswick, Canada, you can file a complaint with the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. If another person files a complaint, you can support him or her by cooperating with the investigating officer. In addition, you can stop racism in the following ways: In the community: Take part in activities marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination every March 21. Join organizations dealing with issues of racism and human rights. Suggest that your local newspaper publish a special section on the racial and cultural diversity of your community. Create a speakers bureau of persons willing to speak about racism and human rights. Explore ways in which community organizations can work together to promote positive race relations. Suggest that your community develop a policy statement against all forms of racial discrimination. In schools: Object to racist jokes and insults. Organize an inter-cultural music or film festival. Invite guests to speak on racism and human rights. Organize a poster or essay contest. Show films on prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination and racism. Examine the contents of television, film, radio and newspapers for stereotypes. Identify and discuss the stereotypes. Find out about human rights organizations in your area and what role they play. Suggest that your class or school develop a policy statement against all forms of racial discrimination. In the workplace: Object to racist jokes and insults. Encourage dialogue on racism and human rights. Organize a lunch time film series. Encourage human rights awareness at union meetings through guest speakers, films or other presentations. Examine hiring practices to ensure equality of opportunity for all. Develop clear policy statements against all forms of racial discrimination and define ways to make them work through cooperation and consensus.