I have been tossing back and forth whether to post something on here or not. As I’ve heard numerous times previously “The only wrong thing to say, is to say nothing at all” and I’d rather get it wrong and learn from that than not try at all, so here goes. If I do get it wrong please don’t scream, shout, degrade or shame me; show me how to improve, show me why I was wrong, show me how to grow and learn.
Just because people aren’t sharing everything they are doing offline, online, doesn’t mean they’re not doing anything. It’s your offline activity that matters most. Educate yourselves and support others.
As a 22-year-old young white British woman, I am privileged. I know I am privileged and I try not to forget that. I am not, however educated enough in the subjects and topics surrounding the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This needs to change. I have already started to watch, read, listen and talk to those who I feel can shed light and spread awareness. I know it will never be enough and I will never ever understand, but I want to try and stand with all of those who need our help. To all those saying ‘All Lives Matter’, you’re not wrong but it’s not about you, you are not in danger or under attack. We must all stand together and support those that need our help.
As many others have done, I am going to compile a list of resources in which you can donate, educate, share, help. I hope I am not fueling the fire, I hope instead that I am another hose in a fight against this fire.
Education Resources Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11DKdCd4AUmwcG6igDLz9rlYJcdrJzGP6cmy3s7gNgDQ/mobilebasic
When They See Us
Oprah Winfrey Presents: “When They See Us” Now.
13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay
Who Killed Malcom X?
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Dear White People
If Beal Street Could Talk
See You Yesterday
BBC Documentary: Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister?
Jane Elliot’s Blue Eyes/Brown Eyed Experiment
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
The Hate U Give
Crime: The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
I Am Not Your Negro
Alison Hammond on This Morning.
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge.
Say Your Mind with Kelechi Okafor.
Unfiltered: James O’Brien with Akala.
Ways to Change the World with George the Poet and Adam Rutherford.
Adulting: hosted by Oenone, with Bell Ribeiro Addy MP.
1619 – New York Times
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
Why People of Colour Need Spaces Without White People (Article Linked)
So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
This has a list of DIRECT links to to places you can donate WITH OR WITHOUT money!
From now on and for forever I will not stop educating myself and making sure I am doing the best I can. I know it’s not at all enough but the more awareness we can spread and the more support we can show, the better. I will never understand, however I beg that I can be educated enough to have an insight.
Thank you for reading,
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