Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person

Blog. Justin Cohen. July 2016.


This article offers advice to white readers about how to respond after the police killing of a black victim.


List of considerations for responding after a police killing of a black victim; link to social media post discussing statistics around police killings

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Become aware of common media tropes about black victims.
  • Discover how white people can hold each other accountable for becoming allies in the movement for Black lives.

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