“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.”
To my white followers, hi!
There are so many great anti-racism resources available (thank you, Black community + allies), but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to dive in or find your next step. Below are a few different ways we can help. I'll only recommend ways in which I've done the work myself, unless marked otherwise.
- Fight for Breonna (<1 minute)
- Justice in Breonna Taylor's Case (<1 minute)
- Email Kentucky Attorney General. The link will open a fully scripted email in your mail app, already addressed. Fill out the fields for your name and location and send! Easy peasy. (1-2 minutes)*
*Resource provided by @battymamzelle.
- Campaign Zero / Purpose: Identifying solutions, providing research & data to organizers and policymakers, advocating to end police violence nationwide. (4 minutes)
- Learning from someone this week? They are TIRED. Find their email + send dinner! 🍱🌮🍔 (5 minutes)
- Why You Need to Stop Saying "All Lives Matter" (4 minutes)
- Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
- Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (currently reading)
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo (just got a copy)*
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum (next on my list)
- My Sister, The Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite (not educational, but supporting Black authors)
*New Yorkers: it's available via NYPL Overdrive as both ebook + audiobook.
- Just Mercy / Currently FREE to stream via Redbox
- If Beale Street Could Talk / Hulu
- The Hate U Give / Amazon Prime + Cinemax
When They See Us / Netflix (currently watching)
13th / Netflix (next on my list)
- If you have kiddos: Sesame Street Town Hall
- 🎶 Song: Speak Up, Alesa Moore (2 minutes)
- 🎤 Podcast: 1619, New York Times (I have not yet listened but my husband has + wanted me to include)
- 🎥 IGTV 👇🏽
- Sign up for Election Reminders (<1 minute)