Our words are not enough, being non-racist is not enough. It’s time for a change and it’s all of our responsibility to contribute and act. That’s why this week’s issue is dedicated to sharing actionable anti-racism resources. I’ve postponed sharing celebrations and resources on other topics until next week because I want to focus all of our attention on this.
I think that we should all start with ourselves, changing our behaviour, understanding our biases, calling ourselves out and doing our part. Education is a big part of that in my opinion – and I’m not talking about general education. I’m talking about reading stories of the oppressed, learning more about the history of racial discrimination and understanding the systems that still promote it to this day.
Some of us will never be able to fully understand, but this information will help us all become more empathetic and arm us with facts and potential solutions to make this change happen. Alright, let’s get into this issue with all of its resources!
If you have a story you’d like to share here, please contact me. And if you’d like your celebration or resources to be shared in the next week’s issue, please use the submission form at the bottom of the post 🙂
A great post sharing actionable advice on what we can do to fight racial injustice. There’s a ton of information, please read it and see what you can do out of that list.
Another post sharing resources, books, people to follow, organisations to donate to and other ways to get educated and start acting to change the status quo.
A wonderful resource to start engaging in anti-racism work. Includes a list of resources for parents who want to raise anti-racist children.
A thoughtful piece by Barack Obama, laying out concrete steps to solidifying change.
Resources to Support Black Lives by Berger
A huge list of resources for anyone who wants to support this movement!
Unconscious Bias – Free Test by Harvard
We all have unconscious bias and understanding them helps you change your behaviour.
I truly believe that it all starts with us. So I’m committing to adding proactive anti-racist habits and will keep myself accountable (I’ve created regular checkins for myself on my calendar for that). I’m also hoping to share stories of people who have experienced racial discrimination and more resources that will be helpful for all of us.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, here’s the submission form. Bookmark that and add anything you’d like to share in there 🙂