But y’all, as much as we want him to be, Joe Biden is not our savior. He’s obviously an improvement, but if his track record as an Establishment Democrat means anything, he’s not going to end inhumane deportations, secure reproductive rights, protect transpeople, overhaul our justice system, nor begin the long overdue process of dismantling white supremacy – unless we make him.
It’s on us to hold our new president and Congresspeople accountable. Remember, they work for us. It’s also on us, especially those of us who are white, to work on ourselves, on recognizing and undoing our biases and on committing to a life of actively being antiracist.
But guess what? We don’t have to do this work alone. In fact, we can’t do it alone. It’s time to start collaborating, to come together and organize, act up, disrupt. There are so many great organizations and resources out there that make it easy for us to get involved. And what a nice thing it is to be able to use our joy as motivation to keep working!
Not sure how to get started? Here’s a list of suggestions for you:
Follow ResistBot to stay informed of easy actions that only require a few minutes of your time.
Make a donation to and/or volunteer for a social justice organization that focuses on supporting immigrants and BIPOC (see a short list below).
Join the Working Families Party, “the party of the multiracial working class, fighting for a nation that cares for all of us,” to learn ways to organize with like-minded folk to impact policy change and more.
Make the choice every day to be an antiracist (see list below for additional resources).