1) Individual/interpersonal—check our own biases, and those of others, to end discrimination against people of color. Also work toward reconciliation in populations through open dialogue and share learning experiences with people from different cultural groups.
2) Institutional- overhaul policies, practices and procedures that benefit Whites at the expense of people of color. Especially for healthcare: in addition to implicit bias training, ensure that social determinants of health and racial justice are covered by school curricula.
3) Structural- reparations. People hate the word, but you cannot truly atone for FOUR CENTURIES of #injustice without supporting those who are affected.
🏠Creative mortgage and community improvement programs can increase home ownership and improve the built environment in neighborhoods. (versus gentrifying them, which displaces non-White residents and makes the areas better for Whites to move in).
🏥 Universal healthcare, so that health can be a right and not a privilege.
🏫 Investment in struggling public school systems can help close the gap in education quality between low-income and affluent public schools.
So many others, but I defer to the reparations experts.
1) increase testing and connection to care,
2) require employers to take care of their workers, particularly essential staff (e.g., PPE, paid sick leave), and...
3) consider alternative childcare opportunities to promote safety and avoid/minimize potential exposures.
Just keep one critical thing in mind:
There is no need to reinvent the wheel or ignore the expertise of those already engaged in this work.
Dorothy Robert’s “Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century”
Ta-Nehisi Coate’s “Between the World and Me”
Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist”