BLACK LIVES MATTER!!

It's insane that in this day and age, we as a society would have the need to promote the slogan "Black Lives Matter" because DUH, they most obviously do!!!!!!  BLM is so blatantly obvious to some of us, but shockingly doesn't seem to register to others, and we simply must stop that. Among many other evils, systemic racism in the US is most certainly alive and well, and we must all seek & destroy it as soon as possible, at all costs!

 

The change starts with you... so do what you can. Talk to people and have those hard conversations, donate money to good causes, fight for those that can't and most importantly, treat your fellow humans with love and respect.

We must all come together to end the hate and suffering, so please do what you can!!

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people to deepen anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.


 

To take immediate action:

Consider donating to the NAACP, and these grassroots, black-led community organizers: 

 

Use this link to very easily email your elected federal representatives asking for real, actionable relief. It automatically messages them and gives you the opportunity to revise the message if you’d like. (https://support.naacp.org/onlineactions/HTLjqYG940WATTV_Y_SUUQ2)

 

Sign the below petitions to hold the police who murdered George Floyd accountable: 

 

 

 

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

 

Articles:

 

Watch:

 

Podcasts to subscribe to:

 

Books:

 

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

 

Organizations to follow on social media:

 

More anti-racism resources to check out: