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The Antiracist Movement

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

The racism that persists in American culture is a social injustice and a public health crisis. It is evident that we all have the responsibility to continue educating ourselves, if we have not done so already, and do better for people of color. Below, I’ve shared a small handful of resources that I have found to be helpful or have heard from others to be helpful. I will let those speak for themselves. Sometimes it takes getting uncomfortable and re-learning previous beliefs to spark change for the better.

  1. Colin Kaepernick and George Floyd: Two knees, two reactions, one issue by Ann Killion

  2. Don't understand the protests? What you're seeing is people pushed to the edge by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Web Resources
  1. The Guide to Allyship

  2. How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege

  3. Project Implicit (Tests to uncover your implicit biases)

  1. Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts

  2. How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  3. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (also adapted into a film, listed below)

  4. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  5. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  6. Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

  7. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Podcasts + Talks
  1. Seeing White by John Biewen

  2. Shine Brighter Together by Monique Melton

  3. The Difference Between Being "Not Racist" and Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Documentaries + Movies
  1. 13th available on Netflix

  2. Blackkklansman available on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Hulu, HBO Go

  3. Fruitvale Station available for free on Tubi

  4. The Hate U Give available on YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu

  5. Just Mercy available on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube

  6. When They See Us available on Netflix

  1. 137 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color

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