This list of antiracism resources is just a starting point. I realize this is nowhere near an exhaustive list, and plan on updating this post as I find more information. Please share any of your favorite resources and organizations in the comments (after checking that they’re not in the first link below)
Black Lives Matter.
I am STILL seeing people get defensive at the statement Black Lives Matter. As a white woman, I feel like one of the many MANY things it is my responsibility to do is to get white people to Stop. Fucking. Saying. All. Lives. Matter. I look forward to the day that saying that is as socially acceptable as an actual racial slur. Because it may as well be.
Black lives matter TOO. Does that make it easier to understand? All lives can’t matter until black lives matter. Do either of those help? I understand that it may seem inclusive to you to say All Lives but I promise you, it’s not. We don’t have to say white lives matter because our lives aren’t in danger simply because of the color of our skin. Privilege doesn’t mean you were born with a silver spoon in your baby mouth or that your life has been easy. It means it wasn’t made harder because of how you look.
If it makes you uncomfortable, good! That means you have the ability to grow, learn, and improve. Lean in to what makes you uncomfortable. Ask yourself why.
LEARN to be a better ally:
Antiracist Allyship Starter Pack – Google doc with resources and tools to be a better ally (there is so much information in here!)
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young To Talk about Race: Resource Roundup – for all ages
Donate to funds that support Black lives:
George Floyd Memorial Fund – official go fund me to support the Floyd family
Minnesota Freedom Fund – community based non-profit that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested protesting police brutality
Black Visions Collective – A black, trans & queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems or oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change
Reclaim The Block – coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods
Campaign Zero – Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America
Unicorn Riot – Non-profit that is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues
Black Lives Matter – A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Black Voters Matter – Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny
The Loveland Foundation – Committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular emphasis on Black women and girls.
Sunshine Behavioral Health – their mission is to provide the highest quality substance abuse treatment services and deliver them with passion, integrity, and company spirit. We will inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of the communities we serve through our shared values and the continuous pursuit of improvement.
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