Anti Racism Resources
One thing I have read over and over again during this time of revolution and change is "Do the work", and it really resonates with me. It gives people a place to start. To start taking the steps to supporting the people of color in our communities. To start demanding change and enacting change in our own lives.
Change can be hard, you may walk before you run. But change is necessary.
Work is hard. But it's necessary.
Where do you start? How do you do the work? How do you make the change?
Educate, donate, shop and read!
We compiled some resources we have found to read donate to and buy from to helped shape change and support the movement. (Note: We have listed a few there are many , keep doing the work.)
Articles to read:
“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
The Combahee River Collective Statement
“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Statement from the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
The Bail Project
National Bail Fund Network directory
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
Reclaim the Block
Petitions to sign
Eight Petitions to sign to help support the BLM movement.
National Action Against Policy Brutality
Text FLOYD to 55156 OR sign the petition here: Color of Change - #JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.
Color of Change - #JusticeforAhmaud
change.org - The Minneapolis Police Officers to be charged for murder after killing innocent black man
change.org - Justice for Breonna Taylor
For local Philly area Black creators, in the month of June you can find a section of our homepage highlighting all our Black creators. They're amazing, their products are amazing, support them!
Find Black owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs in cities all over the country here.
A list of Philly's Black Owned Restaurants.
Resources to find Black owned businesses:
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Stamped by Jason Reynolds
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
To Die For The People Writings of Huey P Newton
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
First, I can not recommend watching this video, of former NFL (and Philadelphia Eagle) Emmanuel Acho, enough. In his words, "the first of hopefully many episodes".
"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
13th by Ava Duvernay (can be found on Netflix)
American Son by Kenny Leon (can be found on Netflix)
Dear White People by Justin Simien (can be found on Netflix)
See You Yesterday by Stefon Bristol (can be found on Netflix)
When They See Us by Ava Duvernay (can be found on Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins (can be found on Hulu)
The Hate You Give by George Tillman Jr. (Available for rent on Amazon Prime)
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
1619 (New York Times)
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
These are just a few pieces we have compiled from our own research and work, there a so many more out there. We are welcome to any additions or further recommendations!
Stay safe and do the work!