I proudly stand with this movement.
I am sorry it has taken me so long to get here.
I am sorry for any harm I have caused.
These are the resources I am using to listen, stay accountable, learn from people of color, be a better community member, give reparations for my white privilege, and stay inspired to fight for what matters – a better world where Black people are protected.
Read the Letter from Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For beginners: An Anti-Racism Resource List by Rachel Cargle.
Rachel Ricketts Spiritual Activism 101 + 102 Course are informative, come with workbooks, and she is real AF.
Also on her website, a Anti-Racism Resource list that covers: Addressing Whiteness, Racism in Wellness, Multi-Racial Identities, Health + Pandemics, and workshops and education we should consider taking.
The book White Spaces Missing Faces: Why Women of Color Don’t Trust White Women by Catrice Jackson is on it’s way to my house right now.
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad is about combatting racism, changing the world, and becoming a good ancestor.
13th is a documentary of the U.S. prison system and examines how our country’s history of racial inequality drive the high rates of incarceration in America. The full feature is available on YouTube.
Nicole Cardoza’s Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter is to help readers take measurable action against racism each and every day.
“Anti-racism work doesn’t start and end when the protests do. It’s a practice, which means we do it consistently, over time and with vigor. Racism is our default practice. Therefore, we need to consciously commit to practicing anti-racism in all that we do.”
These e-mails will include:
- An urgent and tactical action you can take to practice anti-racism each day
- Insights on the systemic and interpersonal practices that uphold white supremacy and systems of oppression
- Clear and tangible resources to support your education
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”Angela Davis
I hold great gratitude for everyone who have spent an incredible amount of time, energy and pain putting out these resources for white people to wake up. I’m sorry you’ve endured what you have. I promise to do my best in this fight.
I’m impressed and humbled by the outpouring of educational content on social media. It’s making anti-racism work “easy” for us, in my opinion.
Once again, look how much our (White people) needs are accommodated for.
Here are a few of my favorites. You can visit my Instagram and click the BLM highlight to read these in full.
“If you are a person who believes in love, justice, integrity and equity for all people, then you will know this work is nonnegotiable. If you are a person who wants to become a good ancestor, then you know that this work is some of the most important work that you will be calles to do in your lifetime. Here’s to doing what’s right, and not what is easy.”Layla Fsaad, author of Me & White Supremecy
Be patient. Trust the process.
You can be wrong, be trying and coming from a good place. Be willing to listen and allow others to share their thoughts and ideas.
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH. everyone deserves this.
XO + OM