13 Ways to Help
- Do the work to educate yourself. Don’t force other people to do the labor for you.
- Listen with an open heart and mind when someone tells you their story. Believe them.
- Examine your biases. Work to overcome them.
- Commit to being anti-racist. Tolerance isn’t enough. Don’t accept excuses for racist behavior.
- If you make a mistake, own up to it.
- Use your platform and privilege to spread knowledge.
- Seek out Black scholarship. Use it, teach it, elevate it.
- Buy from Black businesses
- Contact all your politicians from local to state to federal
- Register to vote AND vote in every election you can
- Take care of yourself
Bias training & Anti-racism
- Being Antiracist
- Project Implicit
- Making people aware of their implicit biases doesn’t usually change minds. But here’s what does work.
How to help
- Performative Allyship is Deadly (Here’s What to Do Instead)
- For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
Defund the police
- How Much Do We Need the Police?
- The End of Policing by Alex Vitale
- What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?
- Washington Post Police Shootings Database
- Database of police violence videos (Google Sheet)
Scientists and academia
- Black Lives Matter
- A Decade of Watching Black People Die
- 1619 Project from the New York Times
- Black History Year from Pushblack
- Anti-Racism Resources
- Black Lives Matter
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
- Chicago Community Bond Fund
- Reclaim the Block
- National Black Justice Coalition
- Mindfully select guests to ensure a diversity of voices are heard on the podcast
- Ask each guest questions about the following topics (depending on their areas of expertise):
- The current state of diversity and inclusion in academia as a whole and biological anthropology in particular. How has it changed? How far do we have to go? What can individuals do to help?
- Biological anthropology’s historic role in defining race and propagating racism. Biological anthropology’s current efforts to push back on racism.
- Biological anthropology’s relationship with descendent communities and study populations.
- Race determination and forensic anthropology.