You know the fastest way to find out more about racism is to make friends with lots of people of color, not just "my one black friend" type of thing.
Also, for those of you POC who were born in diversity, but haven't been around many white people other than at school and in the work place, you should also step out of your boundaries and make friends with them, or more friends.
75% of white people don't have friends of color. [How are you supposed to know if racism is real if you don't experience it, or you don't know what real racism is because the institutionalized and micro forms are invisible to you since they wont affect you.]
People of color are more likely to have white friends.
Embracing diversity is a huge step in the success of peace between ethnicities. We need to exchange and really learn about each others languages, dialects, cultures, and learn to respect each other for individual belief systems. We need to embrace each other and learn each others struggles, and strengths. We need to know if we are being ethnocentric, and learn about cultural and linguistic relativism.
It's about to be 2017 "Non-Hispanic whites make up 63 percent of the U.S.; Hispanics, 17 percent; blacks, 12.3 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and multiracial Americans, 2.4 percent. About 353 of the nation's 3,143 counties, or 11 percent, are now "majority-minority.""
If you are not friends with more than one of us [and I mean REALLY friends], as we NOW are becoming the majority, there's a problem because we are a huge part of composing America, and we have been Americans. Some of us have been here long before the pilgrims arrived and America was named. Do you want to be left in the dark, or afraid forever? Take a chance on each other, and leave your comfort zone of only knowing your life perspective, it's the only way to make our lives and futures less ignorant. Reading books, articles, and statistics isn't anything fully graspable until you apply what you know and experience things for yourself. Find out through us.
Photo taken from: https://www.ius.edu/diversity/