Ways You Can Help Fight Against Racial Injustice

The past few days have been heartbreaking and extremely tragic in bringing to light the racism amidst our country. We’ve been doing everything we can to educate ourselves, to speak up, to listen, and to help fight for racial justice in every way possible. Since we simply cannot put into words the way we feel, we have compiled a list of ways we’ve been helping. We know many people feel helpless and do not even know where to begin, so we hope this list helps:

 

Films and TV Series to Watch:

  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • The Hate U Give (Hulu)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Get Out (Netflix)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)

 

Books to Read:

  • Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
  • Beloved - Toni Morrison
  • Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oulo
  • The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle - Angela Davis
  • Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Audre Lorde

 

Podcasts to Listen to:

  • While Black
  • Pod Save the People
  • 1619
  • Shine Brighter Together
  • About Race
  • Code Switch
  • The United States of Anxiety
  • The Stoop
  • NATAL
  • The Diversity Gap

 

Petitions to Sign:

 

Organizations to Donate to:

 

Numbers to Call/Text:

  • Text FLOYD to 55156
  • Text JUSTICE to 668366
  • Text ENOUGH to 55156
  • Leave a message demanding that Derek Chauvin (Badge #1087) and Tou Thao (Badge #7162) are arrested for murder
    • Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey - (612).673.2100
    • District Attorney, Mike Freeman - (612).673.3074
  • Leave a message for Louisville mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor (502).574.2003

 

Organizations to Follow:

 

Ways to Take Action:

  • Register to vote
  • Check in on Black peers
  • Educate yourself
  • Read the news, pay attention on social media - listen
  • Take action - attend protests, share online, use your voice
  • Support local Black-owned businesses
  • Be an ally
  • Ask yourself important questions about race

 

This is just a starting place as it can be very overwhelming to know where to start, and these are some of the resources and ways we’ve been taking action. Let us know if you have any others to add.


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