Combating Racism & Discrimination

What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?


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  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Get rid of the Marijuana Dispensaries in African American and Latino communities. We need all voters to remain sober and vigilant so the can report racism or discrimination. We need clear minds to advocate for ourselves and our communities. There are too many liquor stores and dispensaries in our communities. If too many people are getting high to escape the realities of racism, who will be left to fight for our children?
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Begin to address the racism and discrimination, bias, preferences in our own heart.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Impeach Trump then elect a person of color, like Barack Obama, or a woman to the presidency….
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Protect and strengthen voter rights so that the people’s voice and needs are not silenced! This can be done in several ways. 1) Rally Congress to abolish Trump’s so-called “Election Integrity Commission” because it includes some of the country’s foremost architects of discriminatory voter suppression laws. 2) Congress must resist Trump’s appointments of radical right judges on the Federal Courts when at all possible, since those are the courts that are currently striking down unconstitutional discriminatory laws that are being proposed (like the recent one in Texas) 3) Introduce legislation to make voter registration automatic for 18 years old American citizens and for newly naturalized citizens – remove the extra step! 4) Make election day a national holiday with pay so that everyone, regardless of industry or income, can participate without loss of income or recrimination 5) Introduce federal legislation to ensure that voter initiatives have titles that truly reflect the intent of the law so that voters are not confused about what they are voting for (i.e. calling an anti-affirmative action initiative “Support of Affirmative Action Bill”. That kind of bait and switch causes some voters to vote against their own interests because of tricky wording) 6) Introduce federal legislation that creates a fair, consistent process to draw voting district boundaries to abolish state level gerrymandering practices. 7) Get rid of the electoral college, it’s no longer needed! One man, one vote!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Dear Karen Bass for Congress. The most important thing we can do is to make it illegal to promote white supremacy and racist symbols.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: This is not the most important thing but we should take down statues all over the US which are monuments to the Confederacy and Confederate soldiers. The monuments are symbols of racial prejudice and inequality and they were intended to be symbols of racial inequality. They should not be permitted in public places.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Recognize and stop all mechanisms in government agencies that side step and avoid substantiated poor administrative reports to the existing documented resolution process in EEOC. This is the best way to improve systemic dysfunction within institutions that are government funded; e.g. schools.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: First and foremost help all Americans realize that racism does in fact exist and will take a nation as a whole to fight it. The nation must realize that there will always be the belief of unequality amongst certain groups of people. They are raised either belief of white priviledge.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Stop the government from giving spoken or tacit permission for people to act out their hatred. STOP THE NAZIS.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Stop the attack on voters rights!!! Strengthen and expand the right to vote and fight to make voting day a national holiday!!! And most importantly, STOP the Russian hacking!!!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Educate and empower especially the youth by providing accurate depicting of history and providing them the opportunity to make history through varied civic leadership training and interning.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: impeach Trump for starters!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Talk frankly about past and current inequalities
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: There are certain words, like “racism”, that inflame Trump supporters – who may or may not actually be racist. However, by using this word, they stop listening to us (if they ever listened to us in the first place). You can’t change someone’s poison heart, but you can appeal to our shared interests, such as valuing our families and communities, and helping people be employed, get health care, and have a place to live. Getting rid of the electoral college is also a great idea. As a Californian, I definitely feel that my vote counts less than those in other states. That’s the very definition of disenfranchisement!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Impeachment the president.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: We need to get Americans to understand that we truly are " All in this together". We need to get Americans to really understand that if we don’t work together for the betterment of us all, then we really won’t make as a Country!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Get rid if the Electoral College, then Gerrymandering will lose s lot of its power and make voter registration automatic and voting by mail
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Voting out the heinously complacent republicans and regaining democratic majorities
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s, eurocentrism and white supremacy in our hemisphere is underscored with the discovery doctrine.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: The most important thing we can do is love. Martin Luther King Jr told us only light can drive out darkness and only love can drive out hate. However, the love I speak of is not passive. This love is progressive, because we can make America stronger than before together. We are the united states of America not divided. I feel like the democratic approach is so focused on the fires we haven’t tackled the sources of the flame such as Trump’s twitter account. We also don’t have a public counter voice to his hate speech. Free speech is not hate speech and now we must reteach how to love again. Please help America love again. For example, there was a car stuck at the at free way exit. I stopped and helped pushed. I’m a small women so the car got stuck again. Then another American helped and we got the car to a safe place together. United we succeeded. We have to push together to make it happen.

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