I’ve put together the most helpful information I’ve found on how you can support organizations working to fight against injustice and for equality, education on white privilege, and more sources of perspective.
ORGANIZATIONS YOU CAN DONATE TO:
Minnesota Freedom Fund- Nonprofit that fights harms of incarceration and providing bail payments for low-income. individuals.
Reclaim the Block - Petition for Minneapolis to move money from the police department into other areas of the city's budget that truly promote community health and safety.
Black Visions Collective- BLVC is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence. We do this through building strategic campaigns, investing in Black leadership, and engaging in cultural and narrative organizing.
NAACP— Legal fund for civil rights and racial injustice.
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund- Supporting George Floyd's family for the wrongful murder at the hands of the Minnesota police.
I Run with Maud- supporting Ahmaud Arbery’s family for the murder of Ahmaud at the hands of two white men while Ahmaud was simply out for a run.
Justice for Breonna Taylor- a petition to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, who was killed during an illegal, unannounced drug raid IN HER HOME.
LISTS OF RESOURCES:
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners— Black authors of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values
Amandla Stenberg’s Critical Thoughts on Privilege (and I recommend reading the comments too)
America’s Original Sin— Jim Wallace
An African American and Latinx History of the United States— Paul Ortiz
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States— Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Between the World and Me— Ta-Nehisi Coates
Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People— Mahzarin R. Banaji
Citizen— Claudia Rankine
Good Talk— Mira Jacob
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?— Mumia Abu-Jamal
How Does it Feel to be a Problem?—Moustafa Bayoumi
How to Be Anti-Racist— Ibram X. Kendi
I’m Still Here— Austin Channing Brown
Just Mercy— Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy— Layla F. Saad
Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out— Ruth King
Minor Feelings— Cathy Park Hong
Multiplication is for White People— Lisa Delpit
My Grandmother’s Hands— Resmaa Menakem
Sister Outsider— Audra Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race— Ijeoma Oluo
Stamped from the Beginning— Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped— Ibram X. Kendi + Jason Reynolds
Tears We Cannot Stop— Michael Eric Dyson
The Color of Law— James McBride
The Hate U Give— Angie Thomas
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness— Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Activism for the 21st Century— Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns— Isabel Wilkerson
This Book is Anti-Racist— Tiffany Jewell
Waking Up White— Debby Irving
When They Call You a Terrorist— Patrisse Khan-Cullors
White Fragility— Robin DiAngelo
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?— Beverly Daniel Tatum
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race— Reni Eddo-Lodge
FILMS / SHOWS TO WATCH:
12 Years a Slave
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Blood Done Sign My Name
Dear White People
I am Not Your Negro
If Beale Street Could Talk
King in the Wilderness
See You Yesterday
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
The Hate U Give
When They See Us
About Race— Reni Eddo Lodge
Code Switch— NPR
Momentum— Race Forward
Raising Free People— Akilah S. Richards
Ted Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America