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Tips for allies: Know the definition of a microaggression* and look for it coming from you, family members, friends, etc. Call out the microaggression, and call the person who committed it in for a chat about why it was wrong. Make sure to apologize to the person who is on the receiving end of the microaggression.

*Definition of a microaggression - the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (Psychology Today).

Self-care tips for folks of color: Bless and nourish the child of color living within you. This includes reading books written by authors that look like you, joining exercise classes given by instructors that look like you, watching movies and television with casts that look like you, attend festivals that celebrate your heritage, find a doctor that is a person of color. Is this making sense? Build that child up by surrounding them with the presence and love of your community of origin.

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