Be An Anti-Racist Ally

There is not much I can say that hasn’t already been said by those far more eloquent. For me, the best way I can be helpful right now is by having small group conversations with my communities to encourage open dialogue and learn/teach/empathize. Hopefully these smaller conversations lead to larger ripples.

With that in mind, some of my colleagues and I put together a list of resources for our fellow coworkers to help educate those who want to learn more about racism, the black community, talking to children about race, and ways to be an ally.

What Is White Privilege, Really?

What Does “Black Lives Matter” Actually Mean? — Why Saying “All Lives Matter” Is Problematic

Graphic about different things we might not be aware are racist/white supremacist.

Twitter thread on how to be a good ally.

The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed Up’-rising

Violence in Minneapolis is rooted in the history of racist policing in America

Rachel Cargle: lots of resources and lectures on anti-racism.

Black Trauma And Showing Up At Work

Barack Obama’s Medium post.

Book lists

An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List 

An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism

BookPeople Anti-Racist Reading List

Recommended books

Me and White Supremacy

Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America

The New Jim Crow 

How to be an Antiracist

Lists of National Resources

Natl Resource List #GeorgeFloyd+ 

Ways To Help

Some ways to help the black community right NOW (where you can donate, info on state reps., petitions + other resources for white people).

Anti-racism resources for white people

400+1 Bail Fund

List of Bail Funds for Protestors 

Donate to Support Black Lives (6/1/2020 Updated)

Children’s books to encourage inclusion

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson  

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kosteki Shaw

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul