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Coping with discrimination: Tools for the targeted and their allies

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If you're being discriminated:

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Affirm yourself

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Identify with your culture in a positive way

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Develop a support system, and don't forget the importance of spirituality

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Empower yourself

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Turn negative situations around:

• Name your negative feelings

• Do a reality check

• Time for a positive spin: Reframe the situation and verbally state both sides

What can I do to help as an ally?

1.

Accept that you're going to make mistakes

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Increase your understanding

3.

Own your opinions

4.

Inform your associates about implicit bias

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