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What 'white allies' can do to overcome racial inequality




NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3: A woman holds a banner as she takes part during a protest in support of Eric Garner at Union Square on December 3, 2014 in New York City. Garner died after being put in a chokehold during an alteration with NYPD officers in the Staten Island borough of New York City.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3: A woman holds a banner as she takes part during a protest in support of Eric Garner at Union Square on December 3, 2014 in New York City. Garner died after being put in a chokehold during an alteration with NYPD officers in the Staten Island borough of New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Events in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland have opened a national debate on race and the justice system.

While the deaths of black men are at the center of the demonstrations, are people from other races welcome to protest? And what's the role of white people in overcoming racial inequality?

Shani Byard, who provides workshops for interracial understanding through her organization Message Media Education, and Janee Woods, a community engagement specialist and author of "12 things white people can do now because Ferguson" join Take Two to discuss.