Identifying yourself as “not racist” isn’t enough anymore. It is time to change the narrative to be anti-racist, i.e., being informed, anti-racist citizens. If you don’t know where to start, but have an inkling it’s time to do something more to be a BIPOC ally, here are some resources to check out today.
Petition. Donate. Educate. Read. Follow. Listen. Support.
Sign the petition for justice for George Floyd. With over 12 million signatures, this is the biggest U.S. petition of all time. Be a part of history.
Act & Donate Today!
- Call District Attorney Michael Freeman at (612) 324-4499 and demand all four officers be charged and convicted.
- Contact your Congresspeople and ask them to support Reps. Ilhan Omar’s, D-Minn., and Ayanna Presley’s, D-Mass., resolution condemning police brutality.
Below are more funds, non-profits, and committees to support through monetary donations and actions you can take from home.
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Black Visions Collective
- Reclaim The Block
- Know Your Right Camp
- Campaign Zero
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- American Civil Liberties Union
- I Run With Maud
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Black Lives Matter
- Color of Change
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
Awareness & Education.
Several resources on understanding how to be a BIPOC ally, how to communicate with your children on the topic of race, and much more.
- Be the Bridge
- Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein compiled this list of Anti-Racism Resources
- Educate the Next Generation (Children and Young Adults)
- The Conscious Kid, Parenting through a Critical Race Lens @theconsciouskids on IG
- How to Talk to Your Kids about Racism, Race & Activism.
- Caz Gaddis’ compilation of anti-racism resources
A plethora of books to further increase knowledge and empathy.
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zara Neale Hurston
- Locking Up Our Own by James Forman
- The Great Unlearn by Rachel Cargle
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
- More anti-racist reading compiled by bookshop.org.
Social media is rife with activists, thought leaders, influencers, and more who all are working hard to change how black people are represented in society.
A great list of podcasts to learn from!
- Fare of the Free Child Podcast
- Seeing White
- Pod Save the People Archives (Crooked Media)
- Intersectionality matters! AAPF and Kimberle Crenshaw
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Support Local Black Businesses.
Finally, it starts in our local community. Support black-owned businesses right here in Collin County.