Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

January 18, 2017

Created by BCRW and members of Project NIA, this video offers an abolitionist approach to bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.

The United States has a long history of violence against People of Color, disabled people, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. In the current political moment, white supremacists and white nationalists have been emboldened. As a result, public attacks are on the rise. Many people aren’t sure how to respond if they witness a racist or transphobic attack. This video provides some tips.

Connecting individual acts of violence to a broader systemic analysis, this video is intended to be a resource for activists, students, educators, and anyone who wants to interrupt the violence of white supremacy and anti-blackness.

Narrated by Aaryn Lang. Directed and produced by Lewis Wallace and Hope Dector.