There may be times when comments are made about people from ethnic minorities that you recognise as inappropriate or offensive, this can happen in both social and professional settings. You should always take an ‘anti-racist’ stance when this happens and say something. By remaining silent you are complicit and give the impression that it is ‘okay’.
Challenging someone about their language or behaviour doesn’t need to be confrontational. There are many ways in which you can stand shoulder to shoulder and support ethnic minorities. You could start by correcting a family member, standing up for a stranger in the street, writing to your MP or questioning the curriculum at your school or university.