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Justin Bieber Posts Message To Educate People On 'Being An Anti-Racist Ally'

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By Mike Walters

Justin Bieber is sharing information to help educate his huge fan base on what it is to be an 'anti-racist ally' and how to support people who are victims of systematic racism and police brutality.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the pop star shared a message with his 137 Million followers, describing eight different actions to follow for anyone wanting to educate themselves and to support their community in fighting racial inequality.

Here Is The Message:

Non-Racist Vs. Anti-Racist

"Not being racist is not enough. Not being racist is not allyship. Anti-racism isn't a belief Anit-racism is a set of actions. Anti-racism is calling out racist actions, words, beliefs and structures every, single, time. No matter who they're from. Anti-racism is allyship. It's uncomfortable, It's active, It's constant, and it's how we're going to make change," the message begins.

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Don't Re-Truaumatise Minority People

"People who are used to being in the majority are used to be heard and listened to more than their minority friends and colleagues. Take time to de-centralize yourself from the conversation, and listen to the voices of minority people. Listen without asking questions, and without inserting your thoughts. Just listen to the experiences of marginalized groups -- you might be surprised what you learn."

'Woke' Signalling

"Your minority friends or family members are not tools for you to point to as a way to prove your un-racistness. You can have minority friends and still be a racist. You can have minority family members and still be racist. Your active anti-racist work is all that you can use to show your beliefs."

People In The Majority Are Used To Be Heard...

Just Listen

"People who are used to being in the majority are used to being heard and listened to more than their minority friends and colleagues. Take time to de-centralize yourself from the conversation, and listen to the voices of minority people. Listen without asking questions, and without inserting your thoughts. Just listen to the experiences of marginalized groups, you might be surprised what you learn."

Too Old/Too Young

"Don't make excuses that people are too old to change or too young to learn. Black children learn about living in a racist society from the start of their lives. Whether it's the 'twice as hard for half as much' conversation, or from the casual racism and microaggressions they encounter in their young lives."

"People are never too old to be challenged on their prejudiced views and attitudes. 'That's just the way they are' is not good enough. Minority people never age out of being discriminated against."

"Majority people are never too old to be held accountable."

Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

"Don't ask minority groups to educate you. You have the same access to google that they do. Teaching people about racism and discrimination is hard, emotional work. Buy books (yes, buy with your money - support the people doing the work), read articles, seek out and share knowledge."

"Check if your minority friends have the mental and emotional capacity for what you need before unloading onto them. Don't make your education someone else's burden."

Don't Tone Police

"Don't tell people that they are grieving or reacting in the wrong way. Being a minority in western society is a daily barrage. Sometimes we feel it all. Deeply. Sometimes we are numb. Both are reasonable responses. Allow minority people to feel the full range of their feelings."

De-Prioristise White Comfort

"Being anti-racist is hard work, and it can be uncomfortable. This is fine. White/majority comfort is not more important than the safety and humanity of black and minority people. Minority people move through a world that not only wasn't built for them but is hostile to them every day. This is not only uncomfortable, it's scary, it's dangerous and it can cost them their lives. Understand that you will never be as uncomfortable in your challenging of racism as a minority person is with a knee on their throat."

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