I was going to write something else on the ongoing protests but ultimately decided the internet didn’t need another white voice lecturing people about stuff I can only sympathize with not empathize with. Instead, as an ally, I’m going to try to raise up Black voices by linking to important pieces and topics. This may start off short but I will add things as I find them, and certainly welcome suggestions.
Independence Day has always been very complex for Black Americans
We are still charged with meeting the challenge that Frederick Douglass issued
The NFL Can’t Fight Racism When Owners Support Trump
On Juneteenth, Let’s Commit to Learning How to Abolish Oppressive Institutions
Police Reform is Necessary, but How Do We Do It?
Let It Burn by Robert Jones, Jr.
The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls by Tamara Winfrey-Harris
Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba
Helpful Places Your Money Can Go
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
The Trevor Project
75 Black-Owned Business to Support
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
Black History, Racism, and Social Injustice
108 Books You Should Read Before You Read Another White Dude
Octavia E. Butler
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Justice in America
Things to Watch
“How Can We Win” by Kimberly Jones
Amber Ruffin Shares a Lifetime of Traumatic Run-Ins with Police from Late Night
Joy James: The Architects of Abolitionism
Why All Americans Should Honor Juneteenth
8:46 – Dave Chappelle
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time