In this video, Alan discusses how his identity as a queer Asian man has informed his anti-racism work. According to Alan, COVID-19 has illuminated the isolation and lack of representation of BIPOC educators, especially within his department where he is one of six educators of colour.
In dealing with micro-aggressions, opt for dialogue rather than attacking to reduce your emotional labour and be cognizant of the different places people find themselves in this work.
Know your battles and your mental capacities (does not account for openly racist people).
Approach social change as something that is doable for yourself — it does not need to be at a macro-level. Instead, bring social change to a level that you are comfortable with; all efforts count (express concerns in letters or over emails, promote events on social media, etc).
For administrators and institutions: listen to People of Colour, create policies to make institutional environments less toxic, improve representation in hiring processes, create a top-down commitment for social change.