SOCIAL CHANGE: EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (#useyourprivilege #unlearnracism)

Alterrell M.F. Mills
5 min readMay 31, 2020

Full list of 45 ideas now located here.

If you are here, you are interested in learning more or contributing solutions focused on undoing the structural racism in response to the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd in 2020. Police brutality is an outcome of a system — one that sees racial disparity in policing, sentencing and accountability.

I am not an experienced organizer nor have expertise in this space; I’m just tired of seeing people say they don’t know what to do. Here’s my take on ways ordinary people can get involved: the focus is on actions to be taken (not just reading anti-racism materials). It’s really critical that we acknowledge white supremacy and racism are part of the founding of the United States, and while some change has been made the rate of change is still very far off from equity.

The list below will be actively updated as more solutions are sent my way — please send research, articles, suggested solutions, etc that you think should be added. Not interested in “Devil’s Advocate” positions or anti-black perspectives. Abusive behavior will be reported.

If you liked what you read, feel free to show gratitude with a cup of coffee.

Here’s a “table of contents” to find ideas based on your profession / expertise though I recommend you read all of them.

· CEOs

· Teachers and educators

· Lawyers and legal professionals

· Tech employees

· Marketers

· Finance and investment professionals

· Hiring managers

Here’s the Airtable. Click the Kanban tiles to learn more.

If you have an hour to spare, you could:



Alterrell M.F. Mills

My first words: but why though? | Biting my tongue requires daily reminders | Unapologetically me