Ways You Can Help BLM
Updated: Aug 2, 2020
BOOKS TO READ
Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad
Heavy: An American memoir - Kiese Laymon
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism - Robin Diangelo, PhD
Between The World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Beloved - Toni Morrison
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
PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO
PETITIONS TO SIGN
Text FLOYD to 55-156
Text JUSTICE to 668366
ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO
QUESTIONS TO AS YOURSELF
Who taught you about race and culture?
What can you do to support POC in your community?
What are you committed to doing outside of social media to end racial discrimination and systematic oppression?
How do you behave when you are confronted by racist behavior?
What do you want to learn more about?
What information could you teach people?
In what ways have you ignored this behavior in the past?
Why is it important for everyone to work towards ending this injustice?
How can you use anti-racist knowledge to change and progress classroom culture?
Do you owe anyone an apology?
How do you handle conflict?
TV SHOWS AND FILMS TO WATCH
American Son (Netflix)
See You Yesterday (Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
The Hate U Give (Hulu)
Black Power Mixtape
I Am Not Your Negro
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
When They See Us (Netflix)
Dear White People (Netflix)
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW
Color of Change (@colorofchange)
The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid)
Showing Up for Racial Justice (@showingupforracialjustice)
Families Belong Together (@fams2gether)
United We Dream (@unitedwedream)
The Leadership Conference (@Civilrightsorg)
Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org)
Overcoming Racism (@overcomingracism)
Register to vote
Check in on Black friends, family colleagues, and acquaintances.
Educate yourself- it is your job to learn about racial injustices and what you can do to help
Be an advocate for mental health- be aware of how what you are posting can affect others. Refrain from posting traumatic content as it can be triggering for many Black people and can increase dehumanization of Black people
Read the news and pay attention to social media- ignorance is NOT bliss.
Choose action over inaction. Attend protests and share your #BlackLivesMatter posts online, respect less of your follower count your voice is powerful
Be an ally at the dinner table. If you hear a racist conversation among family or friends, correct the speaker and initiate a discussion of why this is wrong.
Create a long term strategy- how will you be an ally for the rest of your life? Donate to organizations if you have the means to do so. Every dollar counts