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Racial Intervention Story Exchange
This repository is a place where students, teachers, employees, managers, and other concerned people can exchange stories of the ways in which they have intervened across racial lines.

When European Americans consider racism in the US, they often think of the KKK and skinheads, but what dominates the attention of many people-of-color are what Lauren Nile calls the "Daily Indignities," the relentless episodes of mistreatment that they are subjected to by shop-keepers, police, airline agents, and others in the commercial sphere.

The good news for supportive "white" people, who feel overwhelmed at the prospect going up against the Klan, is that they can actually have a greater impact by instead intervening when they see everyday racism passing before their eyes. This repository contains encouraging and cautioning stories from other ordinary people, of all ethnicities, that describe what they saw, how they responded, and what resulted.

Professional diversity trainers are likewise welcome to use these stories, except for individually noted exceptions, in your workshops provided that (1) you notify RISE in writing for each contract (and year if ongoing) in which they are used, (2) you include this copyright policy and contact information, and (3) those you do the workshop for are charged only for the cost of reproduction. Any commercial use requires explicit permission from RISE.