About to have a tough conversation about race? Review this checklist first.

As part of my series on Speaking Across Divides, what follows is a checklist for what can be courageous and hard conversations. These tips are universal. They apply no matter where you are on the political spectrum or in your journey in understanding racial injustice. For checklist tailored for when you’re engaging from a position of privilege, click here. For a checklist to use when you’re advocating on the part of oppressed communities, click here.