Racial Justice resources for white and non-black POC
It has been weeks since the release of the gut-wrenching video of George Floyd being murdered in cold blood by a police officer. We have heard of Breonna Taylor, who was brutally murdered in her bed, Tony McDade (A black trans man) being murdered by police, and SO many more. In that time, many white and non-black POC have been taking to the streets and social media posts (myself included) demanding justice. That is great.
But...........true change needs to be sustained. White folks cannot expect to attend one rally and then think of themselves as a voice for racial justice. Nope, unfortunately not how that works. In order for white and non -black POC to become allies, we must be doing anti-racism work EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Learning to become and stay anti-racist is a full-time job. We MUST commit to this process. I wanted to share some resources that I am finding helpful as I continue my journey to anti-racism.
I want to note one thing before I continue... ALL WHITE AND NON-BLACK POC HAVE BEEN OPPRESSORS IN THEIR LIFETIME THUS FAR. We live in a system that is ROOTED in white supremacy, and like it or not, we have benefitted from it. Oppressors can also be oppressed as well, in different facets. Intersectionality is everything, baby. Everything.
NOTE: This is NOT an exhaustive list! If you find any more resources, please comment below or send them to me!
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
Resources for children:
Talking to Children after Racial Incidents by Howard Stevenson, Ph.D. https://www.gse.upenn.edu/news/talking-children-after-racial-incidents
AntiRacist Baby, by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
Grandma’s Purse, by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated E. B. Lewis
Little Leaders: Bold Black Women in History by Vashti Harrison
Movies, TV, and Documentaries:
13th by Ava Duvernay - Netflix
I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck
Blackkklansman by Spike Lee
The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr.
Dear White People by Justin Simien
The Innocence Files by The Innocence Project
NY Mag has an exhaustive list of over 130 places where you can donate for racial justice
Here are a few:
Please comment below if you have anything to add!
Thank you for reading!
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