Anti-Racism (noun) the policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance.
Racism (noun) prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
What does it mean to be anti-racist? It doesn’t just mean not making racist comments. It means actively taking steps to combat racism when you encounter it. In school, you were probably taught about the abolition of slavery and apartheid from the perspective of the white people involved. Of course, the oppression of black people didn’t stop there (even though that is what we were taught in school).
Even if you’ve been out of education for several years, there’s still time to learn about black history, white privilege and anti-racism.
Here is a list of resources if you would like to find out more about racism (it is by no means an exhaustive list) and places where you can actively take steps to combat racism.
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FREE ebook The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (available as an audiobook)
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (available as an audiobook)
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (available as an audio CD)
Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (available as an audiobook)
The Good Immigrant: 21 Writers Explore What It Means To Be Black, Asian, And Minority Ethnic In Britain Today edited by Nikesh Shukla (available as an audiobook)
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (available as an audiobook)
Why You Need to Stop Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
75 Things the White People can do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack
White Fragility by The Conscious Kid
The White Space by Elijah Anderson
Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women by African American Policy Forum
Explained:The Racial Wealth Gap
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
When They See Us
Who Killed Malcom X?
These shows discuss racism and white privilege. Pay close attention to what the black characters are saying.
Dear White People (Available on Netflix UK)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (Available on Netflix UK) Watch Season 1 Ep. 6
Social Media Accounts
Black Lives Matter https://www.instagram.com/blklivesmatter
The Root https://www.instagram.com/the.root/
Huff Post Black Voices https://www.instagram.com/blackvoices/
The Conscious Kid https://www.instagram.com/theconsciouskid/
Sassy Latte https://www.instagram.com/sassy_latte/
Justice for George Floyd https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
We are done dying: NAACP campaign https://naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying/
Defund the police: Black Lives Matter campaign https://actionnetwork.org/forms/2005_email_blm_defund
For further resources please visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
Please let us know if there are other resources that you think should be included on this list.
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