As protests continue around the country, celebrities are stepping up to show support for police reform and anti-racism. Activists have also started to remove colonial, racist and Confederate statues around the world.

Celebrities have participated in various video responses including the “I Take Responsibility” campaign.  According to their Instagram, I Take Responsibility plans to “In solidarity w/ our Black fam, we aim to end racism, by encouraging white Americans to call out hate, step up & take action!! #itakeresponsibility.” Through the campaign, celebrities like Sarah Paulson and Kristen Bell have committed to calling out racism when they see it.

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See the instagram post for I Take Responsibility, below:

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Another campaign called #ShareTheMicNow started on June 10. The mission of #ShareTheMicNow is, “For far too long, Black women’s voices have gone unheard, even though they’ve been using their voices loudly for centuries to enact change.” Black activists and academics took over white women’s Instagram feeds for the day. 40 pairs of women with a combined Instagram following of 300 million used the day to amplify Black women’s voices. Participants included Elizabeth Warren, Arianna Huffington, Chelsea Handler and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Share the Mic:

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In another show of solidarity, Confederate, Racist and Columbus statues are being torn down. Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ statue was torn down in Virginia and Columbus states in Miami, Virginia and Boston have been vandalized. Activists are pressuring state and federal governments to remove monuments connected to colonialism and slavery.

Read all our coverage on the protests against racism in One Green Planet:

Here’s what you can do:

Many organizations like Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, and the NAACP are working to empower black Americans and achieve justice for those impacted by racist systems.

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Also, remember to register to vote if you haven’t already. This is one of the simplest ways to make your voice heard as a citizen.Here are some resources for you:

Places to donate:

Petitions to Sign:

For a more extensive resource list, please see the collection put together by Black Lives Matter.

Through this grief and anger, we must unite and work together to create the change we want to see. Let’s make sure no black child has to ever say these heartbreaking words ever again.

If you’re attending a protest, please be safe and careful and maintain social distancing, if possible.

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