This article talks about how to combat anti-Asian racism at school and workplace. This very comprehensive list of advice includes:
- Realize it’s never too early.
- Don’t rush to get an uncomfortable conversation over with, because it can send a message.
- Use age-appropriate language and these scripted suggestions.
- Ask open-ended questions.
- For teachers, be aware of these microaggressions, which you might unknowingly enact.
- Talk to all students about racism and bystander intervention.
- Empower, don’t victimize.
- Use recent news events as an entryway to discussing personal experiences and thoughts.
- Don’t let the “It’s just a joke” excuse slide, and realize you have a right to bring up past comments.
- Avoid the “My Asian girlfriend” pitfall: Allies should do the work, too.
- You can initiate the need for action, then lean on human resources and employee resources groups to help.
- Understand common insensitivities and misunderstandings that can crop up in workplaces.
- Encourage diverse leadership styles.