George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”, goes the infamous phrase coined in 1967 by Walter E. Headly, the police chief of Miami, Florida. Just a few days ago, we heard it again from President Donald Trump.
FYI, the year is 2020.
This post was last updated on 22 June 2020
If you feel overwhelmed by the current wave of news (can we even call it news?) and you’re looking for a trusted source to start educating yourself on the history of racism, anti-racism, and white privilege, please keep reading.
We would like to share some valuable resources that will help your individual work of learning and broadening your horizons – books you can read, films you can watch, podcasts you can listen to, petitions you can sign, and organizations you can donate to. We have highlighted some picks for those who don’t know where to start exploring. At the bottom of the page, you will find an extensive list of resources that we will continuously update.
Don’t click away just because you feel uncomfortable. Use your discomfort to grow. Use your discomfort to understand what’s going on and why doing the right thing is extremely important.
How to do the right thing? Acknowledge the problem. Browse the resources. Change by doing.
➞ If your digital pen is on fire, HERE are some more petitions you could definitely sign!
➞ Note: The Minnesota Freedom Fund and Brooklyn Community Bail fund are encouraging people to donate elsewhere, as they’ve each received a massive amount of donations. HERE is a list curated by the MFF with dozens of incredible organizations that are waiting for your donations.