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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.

>>> https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ <<<

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

WATCH

When They See Us

Oprah Winfrey Presents: “When They See Us” Now.

13th

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

American Son

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

Just Mercy

LISTEN

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

READ

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

DONATE

This has a list of DIRECT links to to places you can donate WITH OR WITHOUT money!

>>> https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate <<<


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,

PLEASE GO SIGN ALL THE PETITIONS

Han xx

4 Comments

  1. Thank you for these suggestions. I’ve seen a lot of these films in people’s lists lately. I watched See You Yesterday last night, which I really enjoyed but it definitely had hard themes throughout. I’m definitely going to be diving in to more of the documentaries and things too xxx

    1. Thank you Jenny! I have a few I still need to watch!xx

  2. I think it’s really great that you’re making the effort to try an understand something that you’ll never have to experience. I think it’s even better that you’re using your platform to help educate others. I think as humans one of the most important things we can do is to really try to be understanding of others and try to be sensitive to their experiences and I’m truly happy you’re doing that. These are some wonderful recommendations that will definitely help others to get a good grasp on the black experience. Oh I should mention. The Hate U Give is also a book by Angie Thomas. Just in case you wanted to add it to the list too. Sending you hugs and love.

    1. You don’t know how much that means! Thank you!!

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