TOP FIVE: How to help Charlottesville + a racist America
1. UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT
Read our guide to Charlottesville to understand the past week of events. Learn and ask questions to fully understand the context of this challenging conversation.
2. CALL OUT HATE
Have the hard talk with Uncle Hank about his racial slurs, defend someone on public transit, call your Reps, sign petitions to take down Confederate statues. Get out there and be heard. Make sure you are registered to vote.
For starters, give to C-ville Victim Relief fund organized by Unity Cville, a group of Charlottesville community members “raising funds to help support the victims.” Everything raised will be given to the city of Charlottesville. There’s also a GoFundMe set up specifically to help Deandre Harris, the 20-year-old black activist who was assaulted by white supremacists with poles in Charlottesville. The funds will go toward covering his medical bills. Donate here.
4. ATTEND A SOLIDARITY EVENT
5. SUPPORT MINORITY RUN BUSINESS
source: cnn, esquire, the economist, WSJ, NYT, teen vogue, cnn, quartz, msnbc, wikipedia.