Resources for Allyship

Enough is Enough GraphicIt is way past time. Time to listen, time to amplify the voices of black leaders, time to educate and understand. Time to do so much better.

I have listed the best resources I’ve seen below in the form of books, podcasts, films, shorts, and incredible accounts to follow.

I implore everyone reading this blog to start peeling back the layers of your implicit bias with these resources. Realize if you are white you will never understand, but you can educate yourself to know how to be a better ally and better human so that you can be a part of the change that NEEDS to happen.

 

Books:

Note, most of these books are out of stock with current demand, but available for audible download. If you wait to order, I highly recommend supporting a black owned bookstore.

White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi 

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

 

Films: 

I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck

13th, Ava DuVernay

Whose Streets?, Sabaah Folayan

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Hate U Give, George Tillman Jr.

 

Shorter Form Vidoes: 

Systemic Racism Explained, Alex Cequea

Emmanuel Acho Instagram Live

Preston Smile Instagram Live

Nicole Walters Instagram Live

Iverlei Brooks Instagram Live

 

Podcasts:

Still Processing, hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris 

1619, hosted by Nikole Hannah Jones 

Code Switch, hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby

 

Accounts to Follow:

Rachel Cargle

Layla Thee Ancestress

Check Your Privilege

Rachel Rodgers   also this resource by her on diversity in your online business is incredible

Ty Alexander

Danielle Coke

By Blacks

Black Lives Matter

Color of Change

 

Courses to Take:

Revolution Now

Black Minds Matter

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History

 

Where to Donate

Black Lives Matter

NAACP

Campaign Zero

ACLU

 

Actions to Take

Text FLOYD to 55-156

Text JUSTICE to 66-8336

Text ENOUGH to 55-165

Sign Justice for Floyd

Sign Justice for Breonna Taylor 

Sign Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

 

I am fully committed to doing the work, not just for this week, but for the rest of my life. This is an issue that took FAR too long to reach this tipping point. I really hope you will take the time to face where we are now, how we got here, and how you can do better to be an ally.

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