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Here Are Some Links On Racism & How To Affect Change

With everything that has gone down in the country over the past several days, it's come to my attention that people do want to help and get involved in amplifying black voices but really just don't know how. Which is, by the way, completely fine. It's a problem when white people or non-black POCs don't want to change their ways or thinking after being shown racism, micro-aggressions, etc. are wrong. The protests that took place following the death of George Floyd only echo generations of systemic injustice done to black people. Yes, it is a lot to unpack. No, it isn't a quick 30 minute read. I'm not asking you to go through every single link (but you're for damn sure an ally if you do!) but take some time to educate yourself, hear black perspective and possibly even share with your friends. Change starts with you! Check out these links below.

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

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:

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