Race Unity Day, also known as Race Amity Day, is observed the second Sunday in June. The day was started by the Bahá'í National Spiritual Assembly in the United States in 1957, but it was known as Race Amity Day until 1965. The goal is to raise awareness to the importance of racial harmony and understanding.
Race is one of the most sensitive topics in America. It's a topic that has been around since the beginning of our country, and it doesn't seem like it will disappear any time soon. Despite all the progress that has been made, there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to race relations.
How to Celebrate Race Unity Day
There are many examples, both big and small, that show that race relations are still not where they should be. It's important to have open and honest conversations about race so that we can continue to move forward as a country. Only by doing so can we hope to achieve true equality for all.
Start by showing empathy, being understanding and listening. Stop spreading or supporting hate by listening to propaganda and spreading social media posts that raise anger. Support positive interactions, give shout-outs to those who promote unity, and be aware of fake news. Reach out to your friends who are of a different race and have lunch and open conversations. Let's support one another and be united.