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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
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Scientists and academia
- 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.