Racism is built into our nation’s institutions, policies, and practices, but it doesn’t have to be. We each must play a part in the critical work to dismantle racist institutions, fight for racial justice, and create lasting change.

We each have our own reasons for standing against racism in this country. Click on the videos below to hear from some of our friends about why they stand against racism.

Want to share your thoughts with us? Record your own video telling us why standing against racism is important to you, and upload it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #StandAgainstRacism. Check out this toolkit for video tips, prompts, and sample social media posts.